Rural Living In Sooke – Protect Your Well From Freezing

All this snowy weather got me to thinking – just because we live in one of the mildest climates in Canada, doesn’t make us immune from freezing temperatures every now and again. Where I live in the Otter Point area of Sooke, we have a well. We’re also several hundred metres above sea level andContinue reading “Rural Living In Sooke – Protect Your Well From Freezing”

Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights Display

Last night, my wife and I got out and enjoyed the crisp December evening and headed out to world-famous Butchart Gardens on the Saanich Peninsula. Every year they decorate the gardens in thousands of lights, creating a truly magical Christmas experience. Despite the sub-zero temperatures, it was a gorgeous, starlit evening, and the lights wereContinue reading “Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights Display”

The Wind Arrives In Sooke

Last night, as I was lying in bed, the wind came up and buffeted the coast all night. It’s a sure sign that fall is upon us and winter is on the way. Having always lived in coastal areas, I thought I knew what wind storms were all about. I was wrong. Since moving toContinue reading “The Wind Arrives In Sooke”

What Does a Winter Hike Look Like in Victoria, BC?

Like This: This past Sunday, some friends and I got together for a hike up Mount Finlayson, in Goldstream Provincial Park. In what seemed like the first sunny day in months, all were anxious to get outside and enjoy one of the best reasons to live in this part of the country. The temperature wasContinue reading “What Does a Winter Hike Look Like in Victoria, BC?”