|You can't see it but I am gleefully grinning under my helmet.|
Today was a 'ME' day. I didn't tell ANYONE that I had today off. I spent it selfishly and completely on ME! Since I bought my beautiful scooter in January I have gone on short hops around downtown, Dallas road and the scenic ocean drive. It sounds lovely and it is, but after you do it numerous times you want a little more. The weather was spectacular and it made it the perfect day to escape on my scoot. I decided I would go out towards the airport and hopefully to Sidney. I wasn't exactly sure of my route, unfortunately I was born directionally impaired. This sounds funny, but seriously when we moved to Victoria I landmarked by shopping centres. The best part about Vancouver Island is if you keep going eventually you run into the ocean, so you can't really get too lost you just get a little wet.
Today was a gift from Mother Nature, it was brilliantly sunny and the temperature was perfect. Today was going to be a camera day and I was going to stop and take pics of anything that caught my interest. Since becoming Princess Scooterpie I have developed this insatiable urge to be a shutterbug. My route started off navigating rush hour traffic at 8:00 am and off to West Saanich road. To get out to Sidney on a 50 cc scooter you have to stay off the highway and go back roads. While tootling down West Saanich I stopped at a quaint church. A little further down the road I stopped at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory on Observatory Hill (not a very inventive name). It was pretty cool because I can see the observatory dome from my office window on the other side of town. Vixen climbed the hill through the forest brilliantly, no problems, no engine labour it was awesome! There is something about the smell of the woods on a hot summer day, it takes me back to when I was a child.
After that I meandered down through Brentwood Bay and then onto Sidney where I played tourist, bought apple strudel from the Sidney Bakery(the best ever) and then headed back the way I came. I stopped at the Brentwood Bay Ferry and a nice lady offered to take my picture. I have never felt so completely relaxed and in the moment as I did today. There was no stress and no pressure to be somewhere. Today truly was a gift. I am thankful that I was able to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island. I ended my road trip at 2:38 pm and could have ridden forever. I hope you enjoy my pics of my wanderings.