On Saturday afternoon we joined Richard, Robin and Georgia and Robin's sister Nancy and husband Brian at Butchart Gardens. We took a picnic supper, chairs and blankets and set up on the grass near the bandshell. We took a walk around some of the gardens before and after supper while waiting for the band to start. After the band finished Aileen and I wandered around in the dusk/dark looking at the lighted displays.
Monday, July 31, 2023
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Friday, July 28, 2023
We moved down to Victoria Tuesday and are again parked in our son's backyard. There are several beach access points nearby so we get to at least one of them everytime we go for a walk. Yesterday, Richard and Georgia joined Aileen and I on a road trip along the west coast road out past Sooke. The view across the strait is of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We had a nice mostly sunny day and managed to find an ocean view for lunch. Richard and I did some geocaching and found seventeen of them.
Today's photos are all from my phone.
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Back to where I grew up until I was fifteen. One day I grabbed a geocache that was about 200 feet from our old house. Our 100 acre farm has been cut in half by a highway. On one side, where the house and barn were is now part of a golf course and the geocache was at the edge of the golf course.
We are enjoying our time here getting out on some trails and roads geocaching. One evening we took Neil and Carol with us to do a night geocache in the woods nearby. That was fun! Then Neil drove us around to do a night cache along some rural roads and that was even funner! (I made that word up) Yesterday we went on a road trip geocaching and gathered up another 27. This past Thursday we joined some of our old RV group at their monthly lunch in Nanaimo. Nice to catch up with them. We plan to get together with one of the couples tomorrow evening for cards.
We haven’t decided our next bit of travel but are keeping in mind the difficulty of leaving Vancouver Island from Victoria currently. One of the major ships is down for repair and that is causing an extreme lack of available sailings. Even if we go to Victoria with the motorhome for a few days, we will probably have to go back to Nanaimo in order to get a sailing. Time will tell.