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What a glorious day for the annual New Year’s Day Breakwater Walk. This was our second year attending this delightful walk with a group of perfectly lovely people, headed by┬áJulian, our New Year’s Day hero, who roused us to take on this brisk day and revel in its beauty. Happy New Year to all!

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With a thermos of hot chocolate in hand, we headed out for a nice long walk to Ogden Point in James Bay to meet friends and walk out to the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater. It was a spectacularly glorious day to start the year, crisp and bright. Thanks to our friend J for organizing such a delightful ramble!

Off we go! The railings are a recent addition, making the breakwater friendlier for all walkers and wheel chairs.

Off we go! The railings are a recent addition, making the breakwater friendlier for all walkers and wheel chairs.

Looking back towards the entrance to the inner harbour.

Looking back towards the entrance to the inner harbour.

Looking southwest towards the Sooke hills.

Looking southwest towards the Sooke hills.

The breakwater and lighthouse were completed in 1916.

The breakwater and lighthouse were completed in 1916.

Looking back from the end you see the alternate walkway along the outside of the breakwater. There were a lot of divers enjoying this excellent shore dive location. This is also a popular spot for fishing.

Looking back from the end you see the alternate walkway along the outside of the breakwater. There were a lot of divers enjoying this excellent shore dive location. This is also a popular spot for fishing.

The sky cleared a bit yesterday so we took the opportunity to enjoy our usual harbour-front walk. Here are a few of the sights we enjoyed.

This is Gemma. We couldn't resist crossing the street to meet her. She was so sweet, soft and wiggly!

This is Gemma. We couldn’t resist crossing the street to meet her. She was so sweet, soft and wiggly!

Oyster catchers! It had been a wile since we had seen any of these cool birds.

Oyster catchers! It had been a wile since we had seen any of these cool birds.

Gulls and waves, looking east.

Gulls and waves, looking east.

There were so many gulls hovering around this area. We were trying to see what was attracting them. It wasn't until we got a ways beyond this point that we saw someone was sitting just below this spot who was feeding them.

There were so many gulls hovering around this area. We were trying to see what was attracting them. It wasn’t until we got a ways beyond this point that we saw someone was sitting just below this spot feeding them.

Looking east toward Ogden Point.

Looking west toward Ogden Point and the Sooke Hills.

We found this little path of crocus last year in Beacon Hill Park. It's a bit bigger this year!

We found this little path of crocus last year in Beacon Hill Park. It’s a bit bigger this year!