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Sep 4, 2012 - Sooke Pot Holes

Tuesday -- Another sunny, 76F day for exploring. Today we chose to hike the trails in the Sooke Potholes Regional Park, including part of the Galloping Goose hiking/biking trail. The latter is an old railroad bed formerly used by the Galloping Goose train between Victoria and Leechville, 66kms away. These shady hikes were both good choices on this hot day. The Potholes are a series of deep, smooth pools carved into the bedrock of the Sooke River by ancient glaciers. The trail follows the river upstream past one pothole after another....

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Alaska from a tent

Sep 2, 2012 - Sooke

Sunday -- We took advantage of the sunny, hot (72F) day to explore the beaches near Sooke. On such a clear day the USA Olympic Penninsula and Olympic Mountains were completely visible across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. That penninsula was mostly unexplored until the late 1890's. Later in the day I gathered at least a quart of big, ripe, juicy blackberries along the edges of some roadside playgrounds. What a treat! In the evening we researched the broom plant, which we have seen growing everywhere on Vancouver Island. We discovered it is...

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Alaska from a tent

Sep 2, 2012 - Sooke Potholes

Sept. 2, 2012 After we let Janet and Carol get caught up on sleep, the four of us drove out west of the city of Victoria, to ride part of the Galloping Goose Trail.  It is an old railroad, turned into a bike trail that runs about 60 miles from downtown Victoria into a beautiful forest.  Deb and Ian met us on the trail and rode back with us to their camp at Sooke Potholes Regional Park.   Carol definitely gets the Trooper of the Year Award for riding 28 miles round trip, braving gravel hills.  Especially after I misled her about just how far...

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Summer Trip 2012

Sep 1, 2012 - Port Hardy to Sooke

Saturday of Labour Day weekend - We had no ferries to catch or schedules to meet today other than to be in Sooke by dinner time. Our leisurely breakfast in the hostel became a most interesting conversation with Candi and Patrick LeMieux, who had story after story about life in this area. Patrick works as a maintenance man at five different hostels on Vancouver Island in the summer. In the winter he takes advantage of the quiet time to focus on his writing and photography. His photographs are often used by various Canadian government...

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Sep 12, 2010 - Surprise

Had a fun day at Sooke fall fair, went to a chili contest, had 11 different varieties ouch tongue is on fire for sure, boys and Greg and Lorie out for a bonfire and game of hide and seek at nite in campground. Into town on to go out for supper and surprise surprise 5 of our riding buddies were at Gregg's place. He had secretly asked them down to surprise us and welcome us home from our adventure. Had a great meal and a ton of laughs later that nite. It was a late nite and a taxi ride back to motor home for our last nite on the road

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Nascar Adventure

Sep 9, 2010 - Closer

Getting real close now. Last nite In Bellingham met a guy and his wife from Daytona who invited us down anytime to watch the race, who knows eh. Up and on the road at decent time but wouldn't you know it we miss the duty free shop in the process. ah well it didn't mater as we pulled up to the border and were there all of 2 minutes and the agent said have a nice day cripe could have brought a motorcycle or 2 and would have never known. Down the road to the first Timmie's i spot and said got to have a double double and then it felt like we...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Johnny Depp Sexiest Man Alives

"The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star has been awarded the title by the US magazine People for the second time, after first being given the accolade in 2003. He is the third man to gain the honour twice, matching George Clooney and Brad Pitt. A spokesperson for the publication said: ""At 46, the father of two still reigns as Hollywood's most irresistible iconoclast; as one-of-a-kind as his beloved 15-year-old boots and as smouldering as his favourite Cuban cigars. ""He has had women swooning since his days as a teen detective on '21 Jump...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Mozart symphony s

The 2010 New Year's Concert performed by the Mozart symphony orchestra is on this evening at Haidian Theater. Conductor Philip Mackenzie, violinist Amanda Lake and percussionist Owain Williams have been invited to join the ensemble, along with Chinese soprano Liu Hongling and baritone Wang Yining. In addition to the traditional repertoire, concertgoers can also enjoy some Chinese music selected to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

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Mar 10, 2010 - Johnny Depp Sexiest Man Alive

It is said the qipao is the most form-fitting Chinese woman's dress. The qipao, especially the red qipao, is one of the most typical, traditional costumes of Chinese women. In recent years, Chinese women, especially younger ones, are coming back to the qipao.

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Mar 10, 2010 - Edison Chen: Repairing My Computer Was My Biggest Regret, Forever Friends with Nicholas Tse

"Edison Chen who has not made a public appearance for a longtime accepted an interview with ""GQ"" magazine and mentioned about the sex scandal again. He personally revealed his feelings towards the incident. He said ""Taking my computer for repair is the biggest regret of my life. The scandal taught me a lesson but I will always have a question unanswered as to why I am the bad guy? I still don't understand, even holding a press conference and apologizing. The incident needed someone to calm it down and I was willing to be that bad guy. Am...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Na Ying Dazzles in New Year's Eve Concert

"Chinese singer Na Ying's much-anticipated New Year's Eve Concert was held in Beijing's Capital Gymnasium on December 31. The event drew a stellar guest line-up including celebrity couple Faye Wong and Li Yapeng, comedian Zhao Benshan, host Li Yong, actress Jiang Wenli and Christy Chung. Pop diva Na Ying performed about 30 of her most popular songs as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of entering her showbiz career."

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Mar 10, 2010 - Na Ying Dazzles in New Year's Eve Concert

"Chinese singer Na Ying's much-anticipated New Year's Eve Concert was held in Beijing's Capital Gymnasium on December 31. The event drew a stellar guest line-up including celebrity couple Faye Wong and Li Yapeng, comedian Zhao Benshan, host Li Yong, actress Jiang Wenli and Christy Chung. Pop diva Na Ying performed about 30 of her most popular songs as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of entering her showbiz career."

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