We just can’t seem to stay away from the island, especially when the currency exchange rate between the US and Canadian dollar is so much in our favour as US citizens. So, of course we made good use of our time and money while gallivanting around Victoria and outlying cities.
I didn’t take many photos this trip since we were really just focused on relaxing at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa (a place that we highly recommend and is one of the main reasons we keep coming back to the island). The first 15 images and last 3 are all shot from our room’s balcony. In the middle of the gallery is a shot from a boat looking back to the resort. We did, of course do a few touristy things like tea and dinner at the Empress Hotel, a stroll through the Royal BC Museum, a sea-plane tour, some wine and cider tastings, and a nice long half-day wandering through Butchart Gardens where I shot the majority of images, ending with dinner there as well (another high recommendation if you ever find yourself on the island).
The gallery below is a cumulative representation of what I shot that is share-worthy:
We had opportunity last week to head up to Vancouver Island, B.C. for a brief get-away. We took the week off, drove up to Port Angeles on Monday, caught the early morning ferry to the island on Tuesday, and returned on the late ferry Friday afternoon; these are some of the shots from Monday evening to Friday around 5pm. Thankfully we had a long weekend to rest up from vacation… I always forget how tiring travel can be.
You’ll note some apparent duplicate shots. I’ve left these in as they show some differences in angle, exposure, cropping, and processing settings which make them different enough that I’ve not yet decided which ones will make it into my portfolio…. if you think any of these should be added to my portfolio/print sales site, please let me know as I value any and all feedback!
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As Jean noted, this past New Year’s Eve was our 14th together, this next year marking 15 as a couple and 10 as married partners. It is indeed odd to think that after next year, we will have spent more time together as a couple than apart as single people. It is some sort of mythical fulcrum that we are coming upon, and once passed, every day will mark another that we have shared making an ever-growing total of more days shared than not. Looking forward from here, I can’t quite imagine what the next 15, 30, or 45 years will have in store for us….
Our holiday to Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada