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The summer of 2017 was perfect in Victoria! Lovely weather, and the city was alive with events and festivals of all kinds. Work life kept me very busy, but I made some time to enjoy the season.

We were honoured to be invited a second year to join friends for a big birthday party on Saturna Island. We had an amazing time! We rode our bikes again this year which was definitely part of the fun. Breezy Bay BnB is amazing!

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On the next weekend we had a quick day trip to Vancouver followed by the Victoria Pride Parade, which was so joyous and colourful.

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Of course, there were many long walks and some beach time with Annie. Another high fire season again this year in British Columbia, and more locally on Vancouver Island, brought some smokey days and eerie sunsets.

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And, of course, we rode our bikes! We had a few rides with friends which always includes a packed snack of tea and cake, and participated in the Tweed Ride which raises funds for Bicycles for Humanity.

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A few shots from around our beautiful city on a gorgeous summer’s day.

The sweet smell of Buddleia flower; several large bushes behind St. Ann's Academy.

The sweet smell of Buddleia flower; several large bushes behind St. Ann’s Academy.

Two families of Canada geese – two parents and two babies each – sunning themselves near Fisherman's Wharf.

Two families of Canada geese – two parents and two babies each – sunning themselves near Fisherman’s Wharf.

Lavender everywhere right now. This grouping in the planter boxes by the fish pond at The Parkside on Humboldt.

Lavender everywhere right now. This grouping in the planter boxes by the fish pond at The Parkside on Humboldt.

The wild sweet peas are in full bloom on the banks above the beach all along the Dallas Drive waterfront.

The wild sweet peas are in full bloom on the banks above the beach all along the Dallas Drive waterfront.

View to the beach through the sweet peas.

View to the beach through the sweet peas.

Sweet peas, detail.

Sweet peas, detail.

The Japanese garden at the Inn at Laurel Point.

The Japanese garden at the Inn at Laurel Point.