ferrying away for visits too short and adventures aplenty;
We took a step back in time to 14th century England at the Midieval Village. The actors were actually camped out for the week churning their own butter, baking bread in their clay fire oven, demonstrating weaving, pewter button making, hide tanning for parchment…it was really amazing to see them keep up their roles and carry on as we wandered about and peeked in their tents. 1 very young actor took a liking to the littlest A and played along in the rock maze;
Fort Rodd Hill - a coastal 19th centuray artillery fort is not really my thing but the boys were into the tunnels and stairs;
Fisgard Lighthouse - the first lighthouse on Canada’s West Coast and still a functional beacon. This place makes me dream of living in a converted lighthouse;
When i used to live in Victoria i only ever drove short portions of the scenic marine drive. This time i had 2 tired wee folk in need of naps so i made it from Fisherman’s wharf past Willows Beach when they both conked out and i turned back to park and explore with my older boy these beckoning blue chairs with a stellar view of ocean, horizon and seals.
Beacon Hill Park - touristy but it’s my old back yard so i like to see how the old hood is growing and changing;
Ocean View Beach is soooo awesome. Half way out to the ferries it made a great 3 hour play stop before the long trek homeward;
shouts out for some favorite local businesses;