The Victoria Classic Boat Festival and Blues Bash are both taking place in Victoria’s Inner Harbour this weekend.

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We were privileged to sit atop some warm rocks and watch a beautiful sunset a few nights ago. Peacock Hill Park is a small, rocky outcrop in the District of Saanich, about a 40-minute walk from downtown Victoria.

Gorgeous. One night earlier and we would have seen a much pinker sky, say our friends who visit this spot regularly at sunset.

Gorgeous. One night earlier and we would have seen a much pinker sky, say our friends who visit this spot regularly at sunset.

This is the nightly sunset fly-past of crows traveling from their daytime haunts to their nighttime roost.

This is the nightly sunset fly-past of crows traveling from their daytime haunts to their nighttime roost.

Looking east towards Mt Tolmi.

Looking east towards Mt Tolmi.

The final moments.

The final moments.

Two new necklaces recently completed:

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We had a peaceful, lovely day working in the studio yesterday. Here are a few shots I took of the studio while taking some pics of GJ working for his Patreon site.

GJ making a wing for a new sculpture.

GJ making a wing for a new sculpture.

Behind GJ's workspace; new art on the left, an old piece above the cabinet, and lots of materials, books and ephemera.

Behind GJ’s workspace; new art on the left, an old piece above the cabinet, and lots of materials, books and ephemera.

Bikes and art and storageā€¦

Bikes and art and storageā€¦

Sleepy kitty.

Sleepy kitty.

GJ's skeleton candlesticks stand guard over the herb pots.

GJ’s skeleton candlesticks stand guard over the herb pots.

I went a little crazy making art cards last week in anticipation of our upcoming open studio this saturday. I still have a few more ideas, but should probably turn my attention to Holiday themes for the next few months.

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Took a gorgeous walk through the fog and mist on Wednesday; unusual weather for the middle of August. For me, Victoria is at its most magical in the fog.

View towards Fisherman's Wharf from the walkway near The Inn at Laurel Point.

View towards Fisherman’s Wharf from the walkway near The Inn at Laurel Point.

The Coho leaves the harbour through the fog.

The Coho leaves the harbour through the fog.

Just a strip of fog hovering low over Ross Bay.

Just a strip of fog hovering low over Ross Bay.

 

Found this little guy on a sidewalk in Fairfield. His shell was so beautiful.

Found this little guy on a sidewalk in Fairfield. His shell was so beautiful.

Happy to see a cooler cloudy day for a little break from the sunshine, we took a lovely walk along a different route; the West Song Walkway from downtown to Westbay Marine Village in Esquimalt. Some pics to enjoy:

From the blue bridge we spy these colourful kayakers enjoying the day on the water.

From the blue bridge we spy these colourful kayakers enjoying the day on the water.

Just past the blue bridge, we begin along the Songhees area portion of the walkway. The Ocean Pointe Resort is just on the right. The Westsong Walkway is a very beautiful pedestrian path along the Victoria Harbour. It takes about 40 minutes each way, or stop 15 minutes in at Spinnakers Gastro Pub for a bite or drink.

Just past the blue bridge, we begin along the Songhees area portion of the walkway. The Ocean Pointe Resort is just on the right. The West Song Walkway is a very beautiful pedestrian path along the Victoria Harbour. It takes about 40 minutes each way, or stop 15 minutes in at Spinnakers Gastro Pub for a bite or drink.

A view of the Inner Harbour from a different direction. The Welcome to Victoria sign built from yellow flowers is quite visible even from this distance.

A view of the Inner Harbour from a different direction. The Welcome to Victoria sign built from yellow flowers is quite visible even from this distance.

Looking back, a view of our hard-working blue bridge; still in service while it's replacement is being built beside it.

Looking back, a view of our hard-working blue bridge; still in service while its replacement is being built beside it.

A view of Fisherman's Wharf. Our walks usually take find on that side of the harbour.

A view of Fisherman’s Wharf. Our walks usually take find on that side of the harbour.

A beautiful Heron takes a break from fishing. In the background across the harbour is the Fisheries Canada facility in James Bay.

A beautiful Heron takes a break from fishing. In the background across the harbour is the Fisheries Canada facility in James Bay.

Approaching the end of the walk, we have a glimpse of Westbay Marine Village. The shoreline was littered with deadheads from bright red geraniums which were quite pretty floating in the water.

Approaching the end of the walk, we have a glimpse of Westbay Marine Village. The shoreline was littered with deadheads from bright red geraniums which were quite pretty floating in the water.

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