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Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Ducky Mother's Day


I spent a most enjoyable weekend in Victoria celebrating my brother’s birthday and Mother’s Day.  A family gathering at the Aura Restaurant at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria prompted me to reserve a room for the night at the Inn.  It was a lovely room with a little balcony that overlooked the goings on in the Inner Harbour.

In the following short video, a Harbour Ferry water taxi jauntily floats by, followed by a Harbour Air Seaplane that travels between the Vancouver and Victoria harbours, and the large Coho Ferry that carries vehicles and passengers to Port Angeles, USA on the Olympic Peninsula.  I could have spent the whole day watching the water traffic.


However, my sons treated me to breakfast since it was Mother’s Day and we were joined by my brother.  What a lovely treat!  We then headed to Beacon Hill Park where we happened upon a brood of ducklings!  At first the ducklings were all happily zipping around in the pond while Father Duck kept an eye on them and Mother Duck sat up on the edge of the bank enjoying a little quiet time on Mother’s Day.  When swimming time was over, the ducklings headed back to Mother...quite a challenge, as you will see in my video:




After spending the day enjoying the sights and sounds, we headed back for the two hour drive home...enroute we stopped at one of my favorite spots for supper, the Crow and Gate Pub where I ordered crab cakes...and again was treated by my sons.  It was lovely to sit outside in the sunshine for our meal.

A panoramic sunset on our arrival home:

10 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous sunset. Sounds like a lovely day. That was a big jump for those little ducklings - I hope they all made it eventually!

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    1. Thanks Louise. It certainly was a very enjoyable weekend. Those ducklings were so cute and glad to say they all finally made it up on the bank. I would have liked to see the last one leap up, but I moved around the corner for a different view and by then it had already made it. Thankfully, last weekend was bright and sunny because today we are back to rain!

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  2. Those little ducklings! They look like they could've used a little boost -- but probably not for long. So adorable. Thanks for that cute video. That dinner looks fantastic. And a delicious sunset to finish your day. Beautiful.

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    1. Hi Nikki ~ Luckily I saw the ducklings out of the corner of my eye as we were driving into the park because it was the only pond with ducklings in it. They persevered until they made it, but quite a challenge ... I'm sure they would have appreciated a boost! With the good company, yummy food and the fine sunset...it was lovely.

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  3. That looks, and sounds, like a perfect weekend with some wonderful things to enjoy.
    I loved the duckling video, and that sunset picture is superb. Flighty xx

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    1. Yes, indeed, Flighty, it was just perfect. I thought you might enjoy the duckling video. Such cute and determined little characters. Their parents must be quite delighted with their abilities! It's always fulfilling to see a clear sunset over the water :)

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  4. Hi Glo, it sounds like you had a wonderful time! Unfortunately I have blank spaces where the videos should be, due I assume, to the fact I am on an iPad. I will try and look again later on my laptop. That is a beautiful sunset!

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    1. Hi ShySongbird ~ Hope you were able to see the videos on your laptop :) Glad to share the sunset with you ~ it was indeed a beauty!

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  5. That looks to have been a very relaxing time Glo. There is something therapeutic about watching water traffic and life.

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    1. Yes thanks, John, it was relaxing ... and therapeutic! It's not often that I've had a view like that from a hotel ~ I think I could have easily moved right in!

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