Monday, March 19, 2018

Selkirk Trestle

The popular Selkirk Trestle...
The well traveled Selkirk Trestle...
Selkirk Trestle separates Victoria’s inner harbour from the upper harbour. At one time it supported an actual railway bed. Now it’s part of the popular Galloping Goose bicycle / pedestrian route that starts in Victoria and goes as far west as the ghost town of Leechtown 55 kilometres to the west.

On the far side of the trestle from where this photo was taken, is the water off Bamfield Park. For many years now, a number of boats – many of them decrepit and leaking oil – have taken to ‘squatting’ there. Local municipalities have tried to evict them, but with limited success as the water technically falls under federal jurisdiction. Recently though the city of Victoria won a court challenge that will allow them to remove the boats.

Water squatters...
Water squatters...

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