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Road Trip – Going Coastal

All photos taken on September 19, 2021 in the Victoria area.

After supper, we opted to take Fada on a bit of a tour, driving along the Victoria coastline and parking where he could see the views that brought him to this city more than 10 years ago. He seemed to enjoy the opportunity to see the seaside again.

Going Coastal ©

Down along the coast for our evening tour,

sunny skies and fine sea views were just the cure

that we all needed to remove Covid blahs.

Driving aimlessly from one point to the next,

watching many seagulls as their wings they flexed

no firm direction, no particular cause.

Its good to take time to be in the moment,

no hidden motive and no plans to foment,

going coastal always brings out oohs and ahhs.

Victoria has miles of coastal walking trails
there were plenty of parking spaces right next to the coast
some fine old homes built in the day when people could afford a view like this
the captive view
Dream catcher art in a coastal tree
tall flag pole near Beacon Hill Park
Trial Island Lighthouse built in 1970 to replace the original from 1906
inflatable wing surfing
and again
historical designation plaque
coastal scenery
Distinctive homes along the coast
closeup of the homes
fishing boat
close up
this gull lives in the low rent district
looking back to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club
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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.

32 thoughts on “Road Trip – Going Coastal

    1. Hi Beth. It was good to be along the coast once more. A bit breezy and cool that evening, but lots to see. You are right, in the right environment and circumstances, creativity can shine. Thanks for reading. Have a great week. Allan

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    1. This was a good refresher for us, as usually when we go, we are too busy caregiving to get out and explore. It was nice to be able to take him out and I am sure he appreciated the outing. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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    1. I am with you Leighton. The view was spectacular. You will like the posts from our last stay on this road trip for sure. The inflatable looks like way too much work, but I could watch these folks battle the wind and fall for hours. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Thanks Bernie. First time we saw an inflatable windsurf wing as well. Hope they had a pump to blow it up. I know how long it takes my son to pump up his inflatable stand up paddle board. Thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. I just wondered if they were tethered to the body – they could be a mile away if you lost your hold. Seems way more complex than a regular wind surfing board but what do I know? Enough to know that this is a sport I won’t be attempting 🤣.

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    1. Hi Blanca. It was cool and breezy, as ocean coasts can often be, but we were blessed with sunshine. Not the same view as we see in our back yard, for sure. Thanks for reading Blanca. Allan

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    1. Thanks for reading and the encouragement Joni. I have been blessed with good photos many times, even when I have not been blessed with good weather. Hope all is well. Thanks for reading. Allan. 😊🤗

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