Well it sure has been a while since we’ve blogged about anything. Mostly because we haven’t been up to much other than thinking about moving, talking about moving, packing, talking about how it might be too early to start packing…. etc. But on Saturday, the forecast said 24 celsius so we decided it was time to go explore a few places.
Our first stop was Witty’s Lagoon. It started off with a nice waterfall.
It was about a 20 minute walk down to the beach.
The beach was a popular spot, which isn’t surprising considering how hot it was (people were actually swimming).
So we hung out there for a little bit, then headed off to our next destination which was the Esquimalt Lagoon. It looks very similar to Witty’s Lagoon, except the Esquimalt Lagoon straddles the road so there isn’t any hiking involved.
When we left the lagoon I could see a very pretty lighthouse on the coast and we decided to make one more stop. I didn’t really know where we were going, but it turned out that the lighthouse is part of Fort Rodd Hill. We decided to pay the $3.90 and go check it out. The whole time I was there I kept thinking about how Beorn, Bill and Larry would probably find it interesting. Kirby said the same thing about his dad. Here is Kirby showing me how the anti-aircraft gun works.
This large gun has a nice view.
Kirby said this is a just like the jeeps they drove in Mash.
And there was also some underground infrastructure we could explore including an ammunition cage.
And this plotting room was buried deep underground and was a little unsettling (mostly because I find mannequins creepy).
And then we finally made it to our intended destination!
This is the Fisgard Lighthouse and it was built in 1860 and was the first permanent light on the west coast. It felt very East Coast to me for some reason.
And that’s about it. As you can tell, it was a very busy and beautiful day. This Island just keeps giving and giving. We will certainly miss it here and I’m very glad we have so many reasons to come back and visit.