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Friday, August 22, 2008

Over the sea - to sky !

Yesterday I spent the afternoon and evening in Victoria. I spent a couple of happy hours on a point overlooking the Juan de Fuca Strait, and no matter what the viewpoint, there was lots to see!







Numerous vessels sailed/motored by:


Hellespont Protector:









Here's a couple of sites that give specs etc.

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Next up was the cargo ship OOCL Germany







and here's their website

Of course a few smaller vessels were making a splash and "waving":









The yellow boat, "Prince of Whales" belongs to a whale watching company.
Here's what they had to say on their website about Thursday (yesterday when I took the photos)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

+ 9:18 PM +
Today we were fortunate enough to have 3 separate groups of Killer Whales in the area. We had J pod a K pod swimming North near San Juan Island and we also had a small group of Transient Killer Whales out West near Race Rocks. The weather was very mild and the seas were cooperative enough. We have trips leaving all day tomorrow and we hope to have the same luck we had today.


There's a whale of a ship on the horizon!





Now, from the sea ~ to sky.

I love watching birds in flight, either flapping, soaring, enjoying thermals, or against a bit of blue sky, sun or cloud ~









...oops, I should have added, or whirling like this Helijet whirlybird ;)



They are offering a summer STAND-BY fare of $75 between Victoria and Vancouver! That's something to know!

The breeze wasn't just for the birds...I heard a loud whirring sound, and took this video...watch out feathered friends!



More "sailors" ~
















As you can see they sailed off into the sunset, which made me realize it was about time I did the same...

I had a long drive home, but found two more ships as I drove along the scenic route ...








These cruise ships were probably on their last stopover on their return trip from Alaska to Seattle WA.

I drove past the famous Empress Hotel and headed towards the main highway out of town!












Well....you'd think that would be a nice ending..., however, I have a photo of these two "surprised eyes" in the sky and the image made me smile, so I had to flip one...

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4 comments:

  1. Like going on a mini vacation with you, Glo. How relaxing it is too look up at the sky or out on the water. I'm off to start a day chocolating. You may see the results soon on Beginninghere's blog. Happy weekend!

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  2. I love your happy face in the sky! x

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  3. I love this Wings and Water entry! I've looked at it several times and keep seeing something I missed the previous times.
    The smile in the sky is wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing your day out with us like this. xx

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  4. Hi Nikki ~ thanks for coming along! Looking forward to seeing the results of chocolating day...YUM!

    Hi Louise ~ Haha...pleased the smile brought one to you!

    Flighty ~ I think I should leave all my titles to you (not land titles, I don't mean...just blog titles.. :) I wonder if anyone got the reference of my title which was a play on the words "over the sea to Skye", ~ Speed Bonnie Boat, et al. Glad to share my day with you. I couldn't resist the smile in the sky :)

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