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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

E&N Rail Trail 4km Walk 

Wednesday we walked 4km roundtrip from the Four Mile Pub northbound to Fort Victoria Mobile Home Park along the E&N Rail Trail.

After receiving directions from the friendly, park manager, we found our friend's site but no one was home.

We arrived back at the 4Mile at noon and had lunch in the pub.

We then drove to the kids' home in View Royal to check out the hired-man's stone work in the back garden. Bentley gave us the grand tour and everything looks just swell.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Mill Hill Regional Park 

Mill Hill Peak Monday we hiked the one kilometre trail to the top of Mill Hill in Langford.

Located in Mill Hill Regional Park, the height above sea-leavel (ASL) is reported as 201m ASL (658') and the parking lot off Atkins Avenue is 75m ASL (246').

This makes a gain of some 126m (413') which -- when hiked in under thirty minutes -- gives one some pretty good cardio-exercise.

At least it got this old heart pumping.

What a perfect, fall day. Afterward, we stopped for a Mexican lunch at MexiGo. Unfortunately, Jordan doesn't work on Monday.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Seeing the light Wednesday we walked 3.8km (2½ miles) clockwise along our Mt. Tolmie route. Lots of autumn colours starting to show.

Another beautiful day in paradise. It was 11°C when we set out then warmed to 19°C (66°F) by afternoon.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Walked Swan Lake to Christmas Hill 

Friday we walked 2200m roundtrip from Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary along the designated trail to Christmas Hill Park and return. We were going to do the loop but changed our mind.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Walked Tolmie and lunch at Monkey Tree 

Best Seats in the House Walked 3800m counterclockwise loop up through University of Victoria then back home over Mt. Tolmie. Nice, warm morning.

Picked up book at Bayside Press. Erwin and Geri agreed last week to slice it for me on their big cutting machine at no charge. Mighty neighbourly of them. I gave them my Photographic Society of America (PSA) 1st Place Plaque Award we won in 1990 for the best PSA newsletter -- world wide. The Photographic Society of America is one of the largest, non-profit organization of its kind. Established in 1934, it has expanded to include members of over 80 countries. There are nearly 6000 PSA members, including both amateur and professional photographers. PSA-member clubs, councils, and PSA Chapters with an electronic or printed newsletter of one page or more, published two times a year or more, is invited to participate in the PSA Club, Council, & Chapter Newsletter Contest

Bayside press printed a paper newsletter for the Victoria Camera Club (VCC) for many years. With Bayside's first-class, up-to-date equipment and dedicated, trained professional technical staff, it was fortunate that the VCC chose them to print their monthly newsletter: Close-up.

 From there we went to Speedy Auto Repair to get the tires checked. No problems. Just checking.

Then to the Halloween costume store for a couple of hats. Just in case.

We took a couple of photographs along the Galloping Goose Trail at Blenkinsop Greenway.

Before heading for home we had lunch at The Monkey Tree.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Walked While Benz Repaired 

Signs Thursday we walked over 4km roundtrip from Rock Bay Ave. over the Bay ST. Bridge and along the Galloping Goose Trail (GGT) to Ocean Pointe Hotel & Resort.

Just another day in paradise.

Stopped for coffee & a cookie at Fantastico Cafe' beside the GGT. What a nice friendly place -- coffee's good, too.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Walked Rithet's Bog etc. 

Rithet's Bog 4km Walk Wednesday we walked a 4km loop around Rithet's Bog. Bright, sunny morning.

Busy day. Up at 4 a.m. and got haircut at 9:15a.m. then picked up FOI at 9:45a.m.

Walked the bog for an hour then washed the Benz for tomorrow. Marty says my unit is the best-kept and neatest Mercedes of all their clients -- I would hate to disappoint the lad by taking it in unwashed.
At 6:30p.m. we drove to Interurban Road near Quayle St to deliver six family history books to Irv's niece, Debby.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Memorial Bench at Finnerty Walk 

Memorial Bench remembered
Today we walked 3800m on our clockwise route up through UVic and over Mt. Tolmie.

A most pleasant morning at 12°C (54°F). Just prefect for a brisk walk over a mountain.

We danced the afternoon away on Saturday at the legion listening to Canada' best C&W band, Yesterday's Wine Country Band.

We heard some great guitar playing from Rob Jeffery. Doc Jenkins was away so Rob had to play twice as many notes! Worked for us.

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sketch Guru and The Grind 


Thursday we walked 5700m (3½ miles) roundtrip from home. up The Grand and over a mountain returning via University of Victoria and the nearest market.

We actually started walking to the market and bank but it started raining so we dropped back home to pick up a brolly (umbrella to you) then carried on our way.

Of course, once we had the brolly in hand, not a drop of rain was seen throughout our entire walk. No complaints here.

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