Almost a Lighthouse

Almost got off on a lighthouse adventure yesterday ... almost. I was this close. Unfortunately, plans changed at the last minute, and I ended up taking the ferry back home again. Very disappointing. It was my first offer since being cleared for work after my back injury, and I was SO excited to be going back to the lights.

Life is ever changeable and out of our control.

While in Victoria, I took a stroll around Fisherman's Wharf. This is a unique waterfront neighbourhood close to downtown on Dallas Road. They even have a Facebook page.

There is an active working marina where you can buy fresh catch:

And, several boardwalks lead to floathomes and liveaboard boats--moorage costs around $735 plus $125 for the licence fee per month. I've fantasized about buying there myself from time to time, so decided absorb some atmosphere.

It was still morning--I'd left home at 5am to catch the first ferry out from Tsawwassen--so the shops and restaurants weren't open yet. Fortunately, several homes were decked out for Halloween.

This next one is adorable and for sale! It reminded me of you, Jackie.
I could definitely live here--if it was affordable:)

I couldn't find it listed on MLS but this little gem is being offered at $249,900- just to give you some idea of the pricing in this community. Oy! West Coast prices!

Unique artwork ...

and, of course, political commentary...

are other features of Fisherman's Wharf.

Below is the home of a diver who retrieves discarded cell phones among other things from our ocean. Thank you for that. You can see them on display around the window.

An intriguing community but NOT a lighthouse.

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. ~Charles Simic

Courtesy of Brainyquote


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