Thursday, September 24, 2009


Around the town- Part One. Part Two coming soon. We spent a day touring around and ducking under cover whenever a rain cloud passed by.
De Dutch Pannekoek House, Johnson St. Victoria- Likely the best and the BIGGEST pancakes I've ever tasted. Unfortunately we forgot to snap a photo or two of the food... so this one will have to do.

Summer blooms still out:)

We never did figure out what these entertainers were doing. Entertaining, I guess?? They had black cloths over their faces and red ribbons on their arms and legs.

Just a (beautiful) pile of stone.
This haunted house was scary... I didn't feel too upset when someone apologized that there wouldn't be real live actors until closer to Halloween.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Our tramping adventure!

Monica, Sterling, Willow, Cory, Brodie, and I tackled 37 kms of the Juan de fuca trail, just north of Sooke, BC.

Something I learned from this experience: ALWAYS bring duct tape with you, it is very useful for many things, including blisters!

The van packed to the brim.
Our last night we had a campfire, it was raining so we had our trusty ponchos on...

There must be a delicious dinner being made in this photo... anything tasted really good after eating mushed granola bars all day!

What a nice frontyard:)

Some of the hike was right along the beach so we took advantage of that and got barefoot and walked right in the water.

Monica and Willow doing dishes. Who needs soap when you've got dirt?

The campfire burning away.

Bridge to nowhere.

Ah, here's some better quality photos!

We either misread or ignored the tide tables so at one point we were forced to climb up the mountain instead of walking horizontally along the beach.

Just gorgeous.

We saw a humpback whale! He's not in this picture, but it was in this spot!