Saturday, March 31, 2012


Well over the past year you have seen pictures of trees cut down and bucked up and wood split.  Now after all that is finished we were able to do what we finally wanted to for the area.  Watch and enjoy.


Friday, March 30, 2012


Last wednesday I went for a long walk to pick up something from JDF rec centre and then on to Westshore Town Centre.  Had coffee with a few fellows I use to work with then back home.

I used and mapped out my route.   I followed streets and the Galloping Goose trail.  In all it was 9.70 km.
here is the map I took and saved with a screen capture.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Last post was a mystery place.  And congrats to our friend Beryl who guessed it was the Lt. Governors House.  the lane down the side of it.   

If you grew up in Victoria in the 60s you would have seen this tower.  It could be seen from many parts of Victoria or Saanich and was known as "The Candle".   It had a neon light on top in the shape of a flame.   It was some kind of water tower and I'm not sure when it stopped having the light on it.  But here are a couple of pics of it.  enjoy

 Here is some info I found on the internet about the tower

Water Tower, Laurel Lane    1909
The 128-foot water tower was built by contractor Henry Kaiser. In 1962, to commemorate the centenary of Victoria, the tower was topped by a 22-foot tall neon flame, which burned for over 25 years. The tower has a capacity of 93,000 gallons but has been empty for several years. Unfortunately it is not possible to get all the way to the tower as it is surrounded by private property -- please respect the signs in the vicinity.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Where in Greater Victoria is this?

Trying a new angle here.  I will sometimes show you a few pics of around Greater Victoria and lets see if you locals can figure out where it is.  Even if your not local maybe you know.

Ok here is the first mystery location.

 Well whats your guess.  I will give the answer in about a week.
ok figure it out. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Rest of the Rainbow

 Here are the rest of the Rainbow 
Pictures taken from Stanley Park last week

Friday, March 16, 2012


Beautiful rainbow from Stanley park

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Same Service; Different Perspective

Well Remeber the old memories of The Salvation Army serving  hot drinks to the soldiers.  Well its a different time and even tho the people receiving the hot drinks have changed the service is still the same.

I took my time volunteering today with my local Salvation Army Church and served hot
Chocolate to the new indoor skateboard park and school in Langford.
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The kids there enjoy the safe environment of the strictly run indoor park.  Its small but very friendly with reasonable rates to skate or take lessons.


It even has its own skateboard shop upstairs.


  You can buy anything you need.
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But the smiles from the young guys and girls with a free hot chocolate is fantastic.

The park is and school is called
Side Step Skateboarding school and located at 109-937 Dunford in Langford , B.C.