So despite living in B.C. for a year and a half, I never made it to Victoria (or any part of Vancouver Island). But I'll be flying home this weekend from Japan, and rather than my usual layover in Vancouver, I've decided to catch the ferry after my flight on Thursday and spend a few days in Victoria before flying out to see my family on Monday.
I'll have three full days there - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Of course I'll probably do the usual spectrum of touristy things while there, but I'm interested in any photographic opportunities, in addition to any interesting photo exhibitions going on, that people might suggest.
I'm also willing to do a day trip out of the city, but it has to be accessible by public transportation (or possibly bicycle), as I won't be able to drive with an expired license (which, unfortunately happened while I was here in Japan).
Anyway, I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
You can buy day passes for the transit system in the gift shop on the ferries :).
There are so many micro-climates in that area, that you can probably choose between about five different sorts of experiences, not to mention all the historical choices.
I'll see if any of my photographically oriented friends over there have any suggestions and pm you if I get any results.
Photo Bob here on APUG (and BWKate if she should check in) would be great local resources.
Just got an email from Rachelle and I have offered to be a photo guide and hang out this weekend..It's so awesome meeting fellow apug people! Looking forward to it...
Have fun Kate (and Rachelle!) Too bad I have commitments here in Nanaimo; I'd come and join you for a day. Three APUG dames and their cameras!! How awesome would that be??
Please go to see (and photograph) the Gnarliest Tree in the Avatar Grove, Port Renfrew, for me. I was in Victoria over a year ago and was prevented from going to see it.
I did get to the East Sooke Park and it is excellent. Views across the strait, beaches, vegetation, ... http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=48.33....panoramio.all
See other sites: http://www.vancouverislandparks.com/ (seems incomplete)
Too bad Lillian..that would be so great....next time, eh?
Yeah.. East Sooke Park...great idea...
Have fun. The weather here is the nicest I have seen all summer.
Let's see - mooseontheloose and BWKate out together with cameras.
Do you think the subject of IR might come up?;)
Hope the light is good for you.
Rachelle doesn't know I still have some Hie left...won't she be surprised....oh we'll be talking infrared...can't wait to meet her and hope her jet lag won't be too bad..