In what seems to be a never ending era of do this and don’t do that, travelling this summer seems to have taken a back seat to almost everything else that we used to do for fun. Now that the mainlanders have booked every motel, hotel, and campsite on our island, we have resorted recently to doing “daycations”.
Today we tossed the kayaks into the Gorge near the Admirals Road bridge and headed to town. Click on the photos to enlarge.
The upper arm is adorned on the north side with a Saanich walkway and on the south side by Esquimalt homes that have been constructed and modified to take advantage of the water.
The famous two way tidal waterfalls under the Tillicum bridge was erased years ago when the owner of a nearby marina had the underwater rock blown out of the water so to speak.
As the Gorge bends southward we approach the old rail bridge that was used in bygone days to haul grapes to the winery on Quadra street. Today it is packed with walkers, joggers and bikers as it serves its roll as a leg of the Galloping Goose Trail.
We now enter the heavy industry section of the waterway where Ian Maxwell operates Ralmax to the north and Point Hope Shipyards to the south. Note the two new BC ferries and the rather nasty looking frigate.
As we approach the Johnson street bridge, industry gives way to gentrification.
As we enter the Inner Harbour we get a view of the “Money Shots” that fuelled the postcard industry in the days before Facebook.
I hope you enjoyed your journey with us.