Anders Bergstrom's blog on Words, Films, and Music

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Yesterday I decided that I didn't want to sit in my apartment and read all afternoon, and that instead I should enjoy this city that I live in. I got on a bus and took it all the way to the Oak Bay Marina, thinking I would walk around a bit there and look at the boats and such. I ended up wandering along Beach Dr. and looking at the beautiful homes on the waterfront that clearly cost millions each. Before I knew it I had walked half way across the south coast of the city and in classic Luke fashion I kept wandering for 2 hours all the way along the beautiful beaches on the south of the city, past Beacon Hill Park and all the way back downtown. It was wonderful weather: sunny and clear. The wind from the ocean smelled great and the park was full of people walking dogs. Also, some people were "para-surfing", which looks like lots of fun.

This is the beach along Dallas Road, Ross Bay

The pictures were taken by my dad and Anton, so it's not exactly what I saw, but it gives you an idea of what it was like. If anything, yesterday was even more beautiful withe late-autumn sun on the water, lending everything a golden glow. As I walked, I listened to The Thrills, So Much For The City, which suited my surroundings and my attitude just fine. It was wonderful afternoon to be in Victoria.

This is approximately around Crescent Road, Gonzales Bay

Note: I had posted some of these photos yesterday, but then Blogger decided to be stupid and I wasn't able to edit or post anything more. That is why there was no proper post yesterday.


Ewan said...

Good music choice there homie. You might find similar joy in Hal, they're rather similar to the Thrills, only more 70s than 60s.

Luke said...

What a coincidence. I was craving a Long walk yesterday as well. I was trying to get someone to come with me, but alas no one was avaliable. So i ended surveying with just me and my ipod. The banner track of the walk was "Gangster Tripping" by Fatboysilm

Sean said...

Sounds cool. I'll have to get out my map and figure out where you were.