Day 22 of the A-Z Blogging Challenge and the letter V.
Thanks for Victoria and Vancouver Island.
Out cycling along the seafront today, I got off and walked awhile and chatted with a woman from Estonia. She was resting on a bench, her walking poles propped beside her.
“What’s the best place?” she asked.
“The best place?”
“Yes, the best place in the world?”
I stood and looked out across the Salish Sea to Port Angeles and the Olympic Mountains. The cool sea breeze, fresh on my skin and in my lungs; the sun warm on my face.
“I asked because someone asked me that this morning,” she said.
“What did you say?” I asked, a knowing smile on my face.
“Here. Victoria,” she said.
“Yes,” I replied, “I came back here after 17 years away, the last 10, in Europe. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.”
- Eyes turn to the sky for bluebirds’ return to Vancouver Island (timescolonist.com)
- Missile train spotted on Vancouver Island turns out to be Godzilla movie prop (news.nationalpost.com)
- First Nations woman to run Vancouver Island to raise awareness of youth suicide (metronews.ca)
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