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On the last day of July, I rode my bike along the Galloping Goose Trail to Mattick’s Farm, a collection of shops and services in Saanich, about 15 km from downtown. The ride is marvelous, mostly on trails. Another time, I would go a bit earlier and have breakfast at Adrienne’s Tea Garden and Restaurant, or a bit later for ice cream! There were a lot of cyclists – the perfect stop for a ride to or from Sidney.

My beautiful Ritchey.

My beautiful Ritchey.

 

View across Blenkensop Lake from the trestle.

View across Blenkinsop Lake from the trestle.

There is a pretty good amount of bicycle parking available. As well as the restaurant, there is a Red Barn Market for purchase of snacks and beverages if you didn't bring enough in your panniers.

A good amount of bicycle parking is available at Mattick’s Farm. As well as the restaurant, there is a Red Barn Market for purchase of snacks and beverages if you didn’t bring enough in your panniers.

As well as the shops, there is a nice bit of green space and garden to enjoy.

As well as the shops, there is a nice bit of green space and garden to enjoy.

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.