Highlights of the Summer 2015

Enjoyable Visit with our Son Anthony and his Partner Lisa in Victoria

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Tony’s and Lisa’s House in Victoria

On the last weekend in June Gertrud (Biene) and I traveled to Victoria, the picturesque capital of BC on Vancouver Island. Tony and his lovely partner Lisa had invited us to come for a visit. When on the way we stopped for lunch in Kelowna, the thermometer at the Orchard Shopping Mall showed a scorching 40 degree temperature. Gertrud and I were looking forward to spending a few days at the coast, where a cool breeze from the ocean would bring a welcome relief from the unbearable heat wave we had been experiencing for the last couple of days.

BC Ferry on the Way to Vancouver Island

BC Ferry on the Way to Vancouver Island

The 90 minute ferry ride turned out to be sheer delight in the refreshing wind and under a cloudless sky. Having taken an earlier ferry, we had some extra time to explore Sidney, the most northern town on the Saanich peninsula close to the ferry terminal. There we went on a leisurely promenade on a trail very close to the beach.

Around supper time we arrived at Burdick Avenue, where Tony and Lisa had recently bought a house.Great was our joy to see them again for the first at their new place.

To be continued …

5 comments

  1. stillsearching2 · August 31, 2015

    It looks beautiful there. I like the stone wall around the tree/garden. Glad you had a good time.

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  2. GP Cox · September 1, 2015

    Here in Florida we have about another month and a half to go for summer, but it sure seemed to go fast – didn’t it?!!

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    • Peter Klopp · September 1, 2015

      Yes, indeed. But we here in BC for once are happy to see cooler weather with lots rain. There were and still are so many forest fires burning in our province and across the border in Washington State it was even worse.

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      • GP Cox · September 1, 2015

        I’ve been seeing that on the news and I have friends in California. The drought has been exceedingly long.

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