Monday, July 30, 2018

The Signs of Fan Tan Alley

Not for the wide of waist...
Mysterious and colourful Fan Tan Alley...
Colourful signs overhead line Victoria's Fan Tan alley in Chinatown...

According to Wikipedia, it is the narrowest street in Canada. At its narrowest point it is less than a yard wide.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Inevitability of Rust

An ancient relic in a Metchosin, BC yard...
An ancient car succumbs to rust...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wayback Wednesday: Landscapes

As we enjoy some camping adventures -- with photos to follow eventually -- enjoy some past landscapes, including many of our assorted travels abroad.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Vee Dub

Rusted out Love Bug in Metchosin, BC...
A classic VW succumbs to time and the elements in Metchosin, BC...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Attack of the Giant Cephalopod

Driftwood octopus...
Cthulhu emerges...
On the beach at Port Renfrew sits this piece of driftwood looking vaguely like a giant octopus with its tentacle-like roots.

You might be thinking: "Well that's ridiculous. Octopuses live in sea water. They can't crawl around on land."

Guess again... and try not to think of one of these critters crawling out of the deep looking for a meal.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Less is more

Catching water at Jordan River...
Catching water at Jordan River...
As I continue to try my hand at paddleboard surfing, I've learned that going after the biggest, baddest waves I can find is not always the best tactic for improving my skills.

Most often that just leads to me being dumped in the water and thrashed around by the froth. Instead, I've started to appreciate smaller waves of the sort seen here. I can actually stay on the board which is ultimately the only way I'm going to learn new skills.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Bird brain

A hummingbird relaxes while it feeds...
Chilling at the nectar bar...
Do birds realize that we put food out for them? Or do they think: "Ha! Those stupid monkeys forgot to take in their seeds and nectar again!"

Friday, July 6, 2018

Brentwood Bay

View of Saanich Inlet from the patio of Seahorses Cafe...
Saanich Inlet and the Malahat mountain...
Brentwood Bay is a cute little village on Saanich Inlet. It has magnificent views of the Malahat mountain on the other side of the saltwater inlet. We periodically like to enjoy a meal on the outdoor patio of a favourite restaurant, Seahorses Cafe.

Coming and going from the Brentwood Marina...
Brentwood Bay marina traffic...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Fishing at the Edge of the World

A heron on the hunt at Wittys Lagoon in Metchosin, BC...
A modern dinosaur stalks its prey...