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Thursday, July 25, 2013

It has been 32 years since I lived here. There have been many changes, surprisingly, much is still the same. Today I drove my family to many of the places I walked or biked to as a student. They have all decided it would be a wonderful place to live ~ they have only seen it in sunshine. The winter storms with unending rain and powerful winds can wear on one's mind. At least in Edmonton we see blue sky (at least a glimpse) every day no matter how cold it gets.
eagle keeping an eye on us as we explored his cove. Can you imagine having a view like this in your backyard

we saw sand castles the other day- this one is granite- finished in 1890 it was a family home for many years, served as a private hospital for a while, was a private school and a music conservatory. In 1979 restoration work began and is now 95% complete. With 2 stair cases of 87 steps each I would have no problem getting my spark fitness minutes in if I lived here

stained glass and carved wood panelling abound throughout


we spent the afternoon at the Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney then headed outside on to the pier

where we were fortunate to see a harbor seal looking for a handout at the fish market.
then it was time to head back to our motel for a light supper and a dip in the pool- tomorrow the Inner Harbour beckons
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LEANJEAN6 7/26/2013 12:07PM

    It does look so beautiful!-Lynda

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MAMISHELI53 7/26/2013 10:38AM

    Great way to get exercise! emoticon I love seeing aquariums! And what fun to sea a seal! Whenever we're on the road, we're on "Critter Watch" for any interesting fauna. Great shot of the eagle! Keep em coming! It's as good as postcards! Shel

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WALKTHETALKBENI 7/26/2013 9:49AM

    What a lovely trip and such good memories you are having!!!!
It is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, I almost feel like I'm there!!!
Continue to have a great time!
Stay safe.
Sending emoticon Beni

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MAGGIEVAN 7/25/2013 11:25PM

    Thank you for sharing. Your photos are great! Have a great weekend.

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HONOURIA 7/25/2013 11:12PM

    I'd love to hear about the winter rain and wind!

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DLITE719 7/25/2013 11:06PM

    What a beautiful place to live or just visit. Thanks for sharing.

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PJ2222 7/25/2013 11:06PM

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