Inspired by Fern's photo off Songhees Point a few days ago I visited there today myself. I have always liked this totem pole, especially the figures of the mother and child on the bottom but it has a special resonance for me this week. I became a great-grand-father barely a week ago. The baby, a beautiful little girl, is my first great-grand-child and a lovely addition to the family.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!