Dear Beach Drive, Victoria BC

11 Aug

I was told to look out for you but I didn’t expect you to be such an unexpected discovery.  The cobalt blue of the ocean had me fixated.

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As I wound my way along the curves of Beacon Hill Park, I reached you.  Runners, rollerbladers, walkers and photographers abound.  A bird swiftly flew out of this picture. The sign near the steps leading to an oasis upon the descension.  

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And then the view.  That view.  Miles of ocean outstretched in front of me.  A grassy foreground for some lovely photos.

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There isn’t a beach like you. Rocks all over the place. Rocks along the horizon.  Hidden moments. I wish I had a blanket. Do you love your mom? Look closely. I love mine.

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There were about 11 kitesurfers catching a wave. Lots of wind for height. Look at em go!

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Wind was abound. Lucky this little doggie didn’t get blown away! *Wipes sweat off brow.

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All of this kitesurf watching made me hungry. I headed over to Cook Street Village to refuel.  La Taquisa satisfied the craving. $2.50 for a mini taco on a gluten free tortilla at that! It’s in an abandoned courtyard and such a gem. Thanks again for a beautiful afternoon, Victoria!

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xo

N.

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5 Responses to “Dear Beach Drive, Victoria BC”

  1. laurahartson August 11, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    lovely pics i like the antiquey quality

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures August 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    I love these pics! What a gorgeous part of the world.

    • nearafar August 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

      Thanks! The bike ride here was worth it. Next time I’ll muster up the courage to kite board!

  3. Emily August 17, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    Oooh, so pretty! I wish I had more time in Canada so that I was able to include Victoria in the final itinerary. Oh well, I’ll just have to go to B.C. again 🙂

    • nearafar August 17, 2011 at 3:55 am #

      Aww! I think you did the right thing going to Whistler. Can’t wait to hear the update on that!

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