Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thar she blows!

Depending on who you speak to this is either a rare, or common, occurrence - Grey whales in Ross Bay.Once spotted the call goes in to the local radio stations which broadcast the news that attracts a flotilla of whale watching tourist laden craft to the spot. You've got to be quick though. These whales break water for just a brief moment and reveal just a small part of their back as they blast a spray of foggy breath.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Victoria is a government city

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is a government city. Hence it is home to various government ministries. Ministries such as the:
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Casual LivingMinistry of Casual Living?

Actually, the Ministry of Casual Living is a window gallery mystery box located in the city's Fernwood neighbourhood. It is a volunteer and artist run group that has been in existence for eight years. They've displayed works by everyone from utter crazies to people you could safely give your last ten bucks to.
More information about the Ministry is available by clicking HERE