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#541 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 01:12 PM

It’s much more of a hands-on experience, I think.
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Posted 17 June 2021 - 04:27 PM

Geezus!
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Posted 17 June 2021 - 04:30 PM

Gyro Park has one but exclusive access. 


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#544 Matt R.

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM

^

You need to get up to jumping speed by sliding down the concrete octopus there, but I’m sure you are already aware.

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 01:52 PM

^

You need to get up to jumping speed by sliding down the concrete octopus there, but I’m sure you are already aware.

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yes my Montessori class was regular there.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:32 AM

https://www.google.c...!7i13312!8i6656

 

There is no boat ramp at the end of Telegraph Bay Road.

 

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:43 AM

it could still be a seadoo launch.

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#548 Mike K.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 09:18 AM

Sparky, you gotta talk some sense into your leadership. Forever and ever you could drop a boat down into the water from Telegraph Cove, now they've plunked bollards down?


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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:01 AM

You can’t drive up Mount Doug anymore either. It’s like Seb says, they just keep taking away our old pleasures.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:05 AM

You can’t drive up Mount Doug anymore either....

Since when?



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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:41 AM

You can’t drive up Mount Doug anymore either. It’s like Seb says, they just keep taking away our old pleasures.


That is just mornings.

Reasonable balance.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:22 PM

I guess I must have given up after trying unsuccessfully.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 04:03 PM

Sparky, you gotta talk some sense into your leadership. Forever and ever you could drop a boat down into the water from Telegraph Cove, now they've plunked bollards down?

Never used that ramp for obvious reasons but always appreciate lots of ramps around if you need to get back in a jiffy (emergency, weather, etc)

I think it was a dynamite factory forever ago.

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#554 Mike K.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 04:40 PM

Was it really? That I've never heard before.


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Posted 21 June 2021 - 05:05 PM

Was it really? That I've never heard before.

“..1895 The Giant Powder Company established an explosives plant at Telegraph Bay. The plant operated at this location until 1920 when it was relocated to James Island. Now all that remains is the house at 3565 Telegraph Bay Road, built in 1911 as the home for the works manager...“: https://www.saanich....2018 8.5x11.pdf


“Book chronicles B.C.’s history with alcohol and the law”
“.. One of the most prominent exporters in Victoria was Johnny Schnarr, who used the proceeds of his work to build a two-storey oceanfront home on Telegraph Bay…”: https://www.timescol...he-law-1.642606

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#556 Mike K.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 09:01 PM

Well I’ll be. That’s fascinating, thank you.

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#557 Matt R.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:13 PM

You can’t drive up Mount Doug anymore either. It’s like Seb says, they just keep taking away our old pleasures.


You can’t what now?

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 04:46 AM

Apparently I was wrong. I thought it was 24/7 but I’m being told that it’s only mornings that the road up Mount Doug is closed.

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 04:58 AM

it’s been that way for at least a decade.

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 05:32 AM

Sparky, have you checked out the Bear Mountain lookout yet?: https://www.facebook...59507962444362/
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