Victoria, B.C., Canada - Part 3

by Gary Luker October. 07, 2019 90 views

Just as we set aside a day during our visit to Victoria to experience the Butchart Gardens, we also set aside a day for some hiking along the west coast of Vancouver Island. About 45 minutes to the west of Victoria on the coast is East Sooke Park. It is a huge park with miles of trails including the Coastal Trail along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Across the strait, the Olympic mountains of Washington state, USA can be seen. The Coastal Trail is a great hike with majestic views along the rocky shore. Here are some samples....

Ha,,OK, this is not a rugged coastline. This is "Trapper", a dog we met on the trail with his owners. Trapper was a magnificent dog and we had a lot of fun with him.  So I honor Trapper here.

Ha,,OK, this is not a rugged coastline. This is "Trapper", a dog we met on the trail with his owners. Trapper was a magnificent dog and we had a lot of fun with him. So I honor Trapper here.

This is a rocky coastline...

This is a rocky coastline...

A seal petroglyph said to be thousands of years old placed here by the old First Nation tribes.

A seal petroglyph said to be thousands of years old placed here by the old First Nation tribes.

A type of Sedum I believe.  It is a common sight along the coast.

A type of Sedum I believe. It is a common sight along the coast.

Looking down on some crashing surf.

Looking down on some crashing surf.

Now I would like to try to link to a very short video that shows a little whale watching action. The link should take you to the video which is on the Vimeo website. Just press the "Play" symbol and you should also click the full screen icon in the lower right hand corner,,be sure to have your speakers on :) While at the Vimeo site you may see my other videos. Feel free to browse and watch any of the videos. Here is the link:

https://vimeo.com/318096714

Let me know if it works or not......

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Don Baird 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Beautiful shots!!!

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Gary Luker Replied to Don Baird 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Don.  It was hard not to get beautiful shots along that trail..!

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