One of the reasons we no longer have any pets is that for the last six years or so we spend part of the winter at the other end of the continent, more specifically in Victoria, British Columbia, where all of Lorne's immediate family lives. We go to visit family and also to escape part of the winter cold as the climate is much milder than in the Bruce Peninsula (although winters there are less sunny).Winter skies in Victoria are often grey. However, contrarily to Vancouver (which get 1,589 mm of precipitation a year) Victoria is rather dry (with 608 mm a year). Before long, we will be setting out on our annual migration West. Here are a few pictures that were taken in Victoria last winter.
Victoria is well-known for its gardens (zone 8 climate - less than 5 cm of snow in winter, some winters are frost free) and one of my favorites is the Goverment House garden where the following three pictures were taken. It is maintained by volunteers.
As Victoria is surrounded on three sides by the ocean, there are many beaches, marinas and seaside walks.
And to end, a more typical view - the Provincial Legislature in the downtown.