In Vancouver... and the truism seems to apply to Victoria as well... May and June are always fraught with bad weather. However, July 1st seems to herald the start of sunshine and summer. This axiom definitely seems to be holding true this year. So I finally have the photos to give a complete picture of the FABULOUS park that we live a block away from.
The park is so absolutely FAB that it was the only anchor in our choice of a place to live. We simply wanted to be within walking distance of Victoria's largest city park. Our proximity to the park certainly has lead to some interesting backyard companions... like peacocks... and the deer who ate up our peas. But living so close to the park is worth it, because it's THAT amazing. And why is the park so fabulous?
Let's start with what it offers the bus loads of tourists who stop for photographs... it has a cliffside that overlooks the ocean, with views that stretch out to the snow-peaked Olympic mountains on mainland USA. It has plentiful numbers of cultivated gardens of all different sorts. Nikolai likes exploring around the many duck ponds and the alpine rock garden best.
Of course it has a pretty fab playground (though admittedly it's not quite as fantastic as the playground in Maynooth, but I suspect the litigiousness of our society would not permit for three-story slides).
It has two water parks.