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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Cycled to UVic Roots Project 

Top of the Class Saturday morning I cycled up to UVic's Alumni Trails and cut some more roots from the trail connecting to Cedar Hill X Rd.

Followers of this blog know this is an ongoing project of mine to make the trail safer for those walking it.

On any given day there's hundreds of vehicles park along Cedar Hill X Rd and occupants walk this trail in and out to attend university classes. It appears the average duration a vehicle is parked here is three to four hours. This means, as many as one can see parked here, they're just a sampling of the total number of vehicles parked here throughout the day.

The root-removal project is proceeding exactly as it should.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cycled and Cut Some Roots 

Tuesday morning I cycled up to UVic and over to Henderson Rec Centre then home.

Along the way I stopped off in the Alumni Trail to cut some roots. This is part of an ongoing project started some five years ago to make the unofficial trail from Cedar Hill Cross Rd to Alumni Main trail safer for those walking it.

On any given day there's approximately 75 vehicles park along Cedar Hill X Rd and occupants walk this trail in and out to attend university classes, That's 150 trips per day over this section of trail.

The heating plant project under construction is proceeding as it should.

This was the second day in July we have had he heat on in the morning. It may go to the high 20s in th afternoon but overnight lows are around 12ºC.

28ºC does make a 'heat wave' -- it's beach weather. But not if one listens to local media outlets or reads it in print media. The highest temperature ever recorded in British Columbia was at Lytton July 16, 1941 at 44.4ºC. (equals 112ºF). Now that is hot.

We are nowhere's near our record heat in British Columbia so may I suggest we just cool it and enjoy what -- out west here -- we simply call 'summer'. Believe me, (after living in Victoria for over 80 years), it won't last much longer.

N.B. Right now, at noonday in Victoria BC the temperature is 20ºC. In Lytton BC it's 31ºC.

The highest temperature on Earth was recorded, July 10, 1913 in Azizia, Lybia at 56.7ºC. (134ºF.) -- now that is even hotter!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Walked and Videoed Centre Field at Panama Flats Park 

Centre Field at Panama Flats Park Wednesday I walked through the centre trail at Panama Flats after flying the hexacopter

Today I videoed the trail that cuts through the centre of Panama Flats Park . That's why the music is Centerfield by John Fogerty

Firstly, the drone video was taken from low altitudes across the field from east to west then from my cellphone as the 250m trail was walked. Vimeo Panama Flats Park VIDEO

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Typhoon H on Burley Flatbed Cargo Trailer to 38km Marker 

Sooke Basin Drone VIDEO 2-minutes

Thursday I cycled 16km roundtrip along the Galloping Goose Trail.

Starting at Rocky Point Road I trailed the hexacopter on my Burley Flatbed up to the 38km Marker. This puts one at the marvelous outlook over Sooke Basin.

The trail is elevated approximately 30m (100ft.) above the ocean at this location.

We took the copter up another 45m (150ft.) so at an elevation of some 75m (250ft.) we got a much better view of the surrounding terrain.

It was another day in paradise. For the first six kilometres outbound I did not see anyone else on the trail.

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Root Removal and Volksfest at Cadboro Bay 

Sunday morning I cycled up to my favourite trail and did some remedial work with my bush-tools. That ongoing project is ongoing.

Someone may trip and get injured with roots like these obstructing one's  footing.

Later in the morning, we drove to Cadboro Bay and attended at the annual Volksfest car show of Volkswagen and other invited automobile types.

We had one of their soon-to-be-world-famous, large hotdogs for lunch along with a bag of chips and cold pop for four bucks. Best meal deal in this town.

Then we drove to town and along Dallas Road before arriving back home at 1:30.

VolksFest 2018 Photo Album Link

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

RC Legion and Little Jumbo 

Little Jumbo RestaurantSaturday we attended the memorial service for Tom B. at the legion. They put on a very generous spread of eats for everyone (totally over 400 throughout the day) and we got to express our condolences to Tom's wife and family.

We then went downstairs to join the Saturday Afternoon Jam at the Legion featuring Tom Gough and the best country band in Canada: Yesterday's Wine.

We left a bit early to arrive at Little Jumbo Restaurant where SharBen had invited us for dinner at 5:30 p.m..Thank you again, kids, for this thoughtful and generous evening.

This has to be Victoria's best-kept dining experience. What a great place!

Our grandson is sous-chef there so we got the royal treatment for an enjoyable dinner and company.

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Friday, July 06, 2018

Google Photo Link to 2017 

Photot Link to One Year Ago (2017)

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Yuneec at Atkins Station Parking Lot 

Thursday we were counting cars at Atkins Station FREE parking lots and came up with 125 vehicles.

This number includes those vehicles parked along the streets.

Unlisted YouTube VIDEO


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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy Independence Day 

== wednesday july 4 2018 ==

God Bless America!
from bill & Bernice to our American friends, et al

O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Trailed Burley to North End Panama Flats 

Panama Hill Park Interurban Inland Trail Tuesday morning I flew the hexacopter over The Swamp I cycled in with the copter on my Burley Flatbed Cargo Trailer from the Marigold end.

It appears all went well and I have still images and video-to-prove-it. 90-sec VIDEO

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Sunday, July 01, 2018


== Sunday July 1 2018 == HAPPY CANADA DAY = HAPPY CANADA DAY eh? ==

We kept a lower profile than on some former Canada Day's but we did get to the legion again the day before.

The best country band in Canada was there as usual and we had friends join us at our table We could sit a larger table of friends -- the ones we go to supper with afterwards -- but I like to be close to the band So, we have the best seats in the house right in front of the band.

All this wonderful entertainment and ambience (Gilley's North) is soon to end in four weeks The legion (RCL) is closing due to planned demolition of the building to make room for something grander Eighteen years of playing country music for dancers at Victoria's largest dance floor will end for Tom Gough (leader) and the Yesterday's Wine Country Music Band.

It's been a good run for all concerned and will be sorely missed once it's gone So four nore gigs and that's it. Game over, kaput, dead, gone, fini (you get the picture) Anyway, like we were saying: Happy Canader Day, eh? Hope you're having as much fun as we are,  


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