Fort Rodd Hill (Oct 21, 2020)

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Of forts and lighthouses.

We spent a few hours today exploring along the coastline west of Esquimalt. First up was Saxe Point, where some flowers still bloom. An amazing fact - an American swam from the Washington side to this point in 11 hours and 17 minutes back in 1956. Next, we visited Fort Rodd Hill and the Fisgard Lighthouse. Lots of history here, plus great views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. We decided to head home, but decided to take a side road which uses the Coburg Peninsula along the Esquimalt Lagoon. We were surprised to see a whole bunch of art pieces made mostly of driftwood and depicting local bird species. We then headed home for a BBQ supper and relaxed the rest of the day.

Lez Oops! Well, we started the day off connecting our two sewer hoses - and I managed to stab Lee in the forehead with a screwdriver! A skin wound, but oh it scared me. But we got the hose together, working with several the supervisory and neighbourly comments as folk were out for their morning walks (and entertainment). What a great day for wandering the Straits. Lots of pictures - and the sun was out and pictures galore were taken of the day. Artist Paul Lewis "Brother Paul" has at least 20 rough brightly painted carvings depicting the local birds. Pretty neat!!