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All photos taken May 21, 2022.

From Michell’s it was a short drive through the hilly countryside to Island View Beach Regional Park. We had never been here before and neither had Grampa. While the paths were gravel, they were relatively flat and suitable for wheelchair access.

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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.

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    1. It was interesting to see all the locals at play here, certainly a better beach/camping scene than in Alberta. Being the May long weekend, it would not have made sense to go to any paid attractions. A fellow at our food stop just before was an employee of Butchart Gardens and said the place was mobbed from the time it opened. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Happy Monday. Allan


  1. I really like the different shades of blue in some of these photos Allan. I’m sure Grandpa appreciated this day out very much, especially as he hadn’t been before. Love the Blue Heron too, such a regal looking creature. You’re right, nothing beats a day at the beach. Now that we’ve arrived in the city of Batumi in Georgia, we’ll be doing that ourselves very soon.

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    1. It is amazing how many beaches are available so close to Victoria. Good to still be seeing new places and spending time with family. I think the blue heron was hoping for some good fishing closer to shore, but it looks like the seagulls got luckier than he did. Have fun in Batumi and stay safe. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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