HALF WAY DOWN SAANICH INLET SQUALLY REACH LIVES UP TO IT'S NAME: BUT HEY WE CAN HANDLE IT!

Sailing Saanich Inlet comes to Squally Reach: the dog-leg portion about half-way. Squally Reach lives up to its name.

I've known this stetch of water for a long time: from high-up on the Malahat Drive. But wow, the impression at sea level is quite awesome. Enclosed by precipitous rock and tree strewn cliffs its easy to feel quite humble: yet overcome by the beauty.

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Victoria is the perennial summer city. I lived there for six years way back. It is really beautiful but dead in the winter: which is no draw-back. The place has urbanized in quite a sophisticated style over the years. Still, a city cannot thrive for tourists only and government is, well, the only reality based game in town.

BASTION SQUARE, VICTORIA BC


Entrance on Government Street

Bastion Square, Victoria, BC.

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Four urban places, I'm an architect/urban designer so I relish this stuff, define the downtown: Bastion Square, of course, Fan Tan Alley, Trounce Alley and the Inner Harbour.

FAN TAN ALLEY