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Road Trip – Songhees Walkway, Victoria

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All photos taken on September 22, 2021 during our walk along the Victoria Harbour seawall.

Strangely, this walk is one we have never done in all of our trips to Victoria. We had walked the seawall on the downtown harbour side, but never gone across the Johnson bridge to walk the Songhees Walkway to West Bay. Songhees refers to the West Coast Salish nation also known as the Lekwungen nation.

Boy, had we been missing a treat! The walkway is mostly level and suitable for wheelchair access, so fit our needs perfectly. The sun was shining, it was a warm day and with son B pushing Fada’s wheelchair, we managed a leisurely return trip of 6 km.

a Walk Along the Sea ©

In need of a stroll on a perfect fall day,

we set off to saunter along this fair bay.

Bright blue skies above and golden shining sun,

views that took your breath away, more than just one.

B pushing Grampa in his speedy wheel chair,

with no seatbelt on, he had better beware.

Past Lime Bay and West Bay, before turning back,

West Bay floating homes were far more than mere shacks.

By the time path ended in urban jungle,

all of our tummies had started to rumble.

So back we four headed for a tasty bite.

All this exercise had whet our appetite.

Family Portrait

our little walking group

what we saw

water, water everywhere


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.

24 thoughts on “Road Trip – Songhees Walkway, Victoria

    1. I want to do this walk every time I go now. So interesting as you get closer to Esquimalt and the entrance to the harbour. Thanks for reading. Hope your day is going well. Allan


  1. I didn’t get that far along the way, but I do remember a late day around the totem poles, perfect for watching the seaplanes land in the beautiful sunset light, while several groups dined on the lawns.

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    1. Those houseboats may be less expensive than owning a land based home, but not much. It was a great day and nice to have son B there with lots of energy to push Fada 6 km. We all enjoyed the chance to get out and about. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan


  2. Looks like you had a marvellous whether to take in all the beauty, Allan. I love your seaplane photo I’ve always admired their ability to take off and land on water! Thanks for sharing, and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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      1. Taking a seaplane from Vancouver to Victoria or even Nanaimo is on my travel wish list too, Allan 🥰 imagine flying over seal dominated islands and epic landscapes. That would certainly be a trip to remember ☺️

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