Thursday, November 15, 2007
The only downside is that I can't make it home for Christmas this year. Any other year shouldn't be an issue, but this year the extra-slow pace that the brewery usually experiences over the holliday season is very valuable for training. Oh well, there'll be other years. This year it's just me and the pooch.
Monday, October 29, 2007
It had been a while since I'd travelled a highway that made my ears pop -- but unlike Mexico, the Trans Canada has guardrails.
A popular BC family restaurant chain; this one with a view.Nanaimo's glorious airport
More highway photos to come...
Sunday, September 30, 2007
In other news: We've discovered Chinatown, with all its historical beauty and discount produce.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
The other important thing I need to find is a good, cheap bike. Although the bus here is way better than in London, overall it still sucks. Victoria seems to be extra bike-friendly (tons of bike lanes and bike paths, and hardly any potholes), so I can't wait to try it out.For now, here are some photos of our place.
... from the other side
It's not a home without houseplants
The landlords are avid gardeners
Yes, that's an apple tree
Even the dog has settled in
Oak Bay, a suburb on the east side of Victoria, is known for it's beautiful houses, expensive cars, beach-front properties, and elderly population. Victoria's often called 'home of the newly-wed and the nearly-dead'. Well, here in Oak Bay, it's mostly the 'nearly-dead'. Aside from the occasional quadruple-murder-suicide, it's a very quiet place. We're lucky to live just around the corner from beautiful Willow's Beach, and many other coastal sights.
Willows Beach -- Just around the corner
Willows Beach -- from the other side
Mt. Baker on the horizon
A misty morning on Oak Bay
Cattle Point -- a short walk up the beach
Oak Bay Marina