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Sidney by the Sea

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All photos were taken on our July 21, 2021 visit to Sidney by the Sea.

Sidney is a seaside retirement community of around 12,000, situated at the North end of the Saanich Peninsula on the Salish Sea. Ocean views, flowers, salt air and sea gulls abound, not to mention fresh sea food choices. We were happy to be able to take Fada out to explore one of his favourite places, Sidney by the Sea.

The town was busy with summer tourists scurrying hither and thither and we had to backtrack to find a parking spot, but we all enjoyed the slow wander along the flower lined paths and walkways.

A warm Sidney welcome
What a view!
Flowers in the foreground, as my beloved always tells me
This town is made for walking-if you can just get there and get parked

Fada, the Big Wheel tours Sidney…

The blossoms

the seabirds

statues ad art abound
barnacled ladder from the pier
pier railing filled with grooves from the lines used by the crabbers

The scenes

Early dinner at the Pier Bistro, home of all things seafood

Bakery lineup and the box of treats awaiting inspection and selection.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “Sidney by the Sea

  1. Just look at all the wonderful and colourful photos you took, Allan. I especially love those blooming flowers and a totem pole. Sydney certainly looks like a fantastic place to live and to visit in Greater Victoria BC. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Sidney has pride of place like the Tidy Towns competition in Ireland. Sidney would be a perennial winner I think. Beautiful location, landscaping and attitude. Thanks for reading Aiva. Hope your week is going well. Allan

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