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Happy to see a cooler cloudy day for a little break from the sunshine, we took a lovely walk along a different route; the West Song Walkway from downtown to Westbay Marine Village in Esquimalt. Some pics to enjoy:

From the blue bridge we spy these colourful kayakers enjoying the day on the water.

From the blue bridge we spy these colourful kayakers enjoying the day on the water.

Just past the blue bridge, we begin along the Songhees area portion of the walkway. The Ocean Pointe Resort is just on the right. The Westsong Walkway is a very beautiful pedestrian path along the Victoria Harbour. It takes about 40 minutes each way, or stop 15 minutes in at Spinnakers Gastro Pub for a bite or drink.

Just past the blue bridge, we begin along the Songhees area portion of the walkway. The Ocean Pointe Resort is just on the right. The West Song Walkway is a very beautiful pedestrian path along the Victoria Harbour. It takes about 40 minutes each way, or stop 15 minutes in at Spinnakers Gastro Pub for a bite or drink.

A view of the Inner Harbour from a different direction. The Welcome to Victoria sign built from yellow flowers is quite visible even from this distance.

A view of the Inner Harbour from a different direction. The Welcome to Victoria sign built from yellow flowers is quite visible even from this distance.

Looking back, a view of our hard-working blue bridge; still in service while it's replacement is being built beside it.

Looking back, a view of our hard-working blue bridge; still in service while its replacement is being built beside it.

A view of Fisherman's Wharf. Our walks usually take find on that side of the harbour.

A view of Fisherman’s Wharf. Our walks usually take find on that side of the harbour.

A beautiful Heron takes a break from fishing. In the background across the harbour is the Fisheries Canada facility in James Bay.

A beautiful Heron takes a break from fishing. In the background across the harbour is the Fisheries Canada facility in James Bay.

Approaching the end of the walk, we have a glimpse of Westbay Marine Village. The shoreline was littered with deadheads from bright red geraniums which were quite pretty floating in the water.

Approaching the end of the walk, we have a glimpse of Westbay Marine Village. The shoreline was littered with deadheads from bright red geraniums which were quite pretty floating in the water.

Just a few random shots around my neighbourhood taken over the last few weeks. The autumn rains and fogs are here and it’s gorgeous.

Our beautiful harbour on a foggy morning.

Our beautiful harbour on a foggy morning.

From the recent Victoria International Chalk Art Festival.

From the recent Victoria International Chalk Art Festival.

A new consignment clothing store called Duchess & Duke has just opened on Government Street. They have an amazing collection of vintage suitcases (sadly not for sale.)

A new consignment clothing store called Duchess & Duke has just opened on Government Street. They have an amazing collection of vintage suitcases (sadly not for sale.)

What's left of our iconic Blue Bridge. The railway span has already been removed. The structure was designed by Joseph Strauss and opened in 1924. Strauss went on to design San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

What’s left of our iconic Blue Bridge. The railway span has already been removed. The structure was designed by Joseph Strauss and opened in 1924. Strauss went on to design San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Work begins on the new bridge.

Work begins on the new bridge.

Made a change from our usual walk by heading out over the Blue Bridge to Vic West. We followed the first part of the Galloping Goose Trail to where it connects with Banfield Park. It was a lovely sunny day and we sat on the grass with a dear friend and her darling daughter.

Walking across the Blue Bridge to connect with the first part of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. This bridge is often seen in photos I post taken from across the water on the walkway that follows the south side of the harbour past Fisherman's Wharf and onto the waterfront walk on Dallas Drive. The land on the right side of the photo is the Songhees  land which has the lovely Westsong Walkway to Westbay Marina.

Walking across the Blue Bridge to connect with the first part of the Galloping Goose Trail. This bridge is often seen in photos I post taken from across the water on the walkway that follows the south side of the harbour past Fisherman’s Wharf and onto the waterfront walk on Dallas Drive. The land on the right side of the photo is the Songhees land which has the lovely Westsong Walkway to Westbay Marina.

Looking back towards the Inner Harbour. The ferry ship Coho is preparing to leave on its twice-daily trip to Port Angeles.

Looking back towards the Inner Harbour. The ferry ship Coho is preparing to leave on its twice-daily trip to Port Angeles.

A beautifully-blossomed shrubbery I don't know the name of.

A beautifully-blossomed shrubbery I don’t know the name of.

Looking through the wild roses to the Selkirk Trestle.

Looking through the wild roses to the Selkirk Trestle.

View up the gorge waterway towards Gorge Kinsman Park.

View up the gorge waterway towards Esquimalt Gorge Park.

A super awesome baby we know.

A super awesome baby we know.