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Victoria weekend

We spent the weekend in Victoria. For fun, we started packing thirty minutes before we had to leave for the ferry.

The last time we went to Victoria, orcas were jumping alongside the ferry as we passed through Active Pass. I only had my wide-angle lens with me. This time around, I had my telephoto lens on and ready in Active Pass.

We didn't see any orcas.

But it was a wonderful trip nonetheless.

My husband had to work, so the boys and I spent one day sightseeing on our own in the city. It marked one of the few sunny days we've had in months.

I grabbed pictures whenever I could. This trip marked the first trip with my new camera on board, and coupled with two lenses and a double stroller, we were a fairly heavy-loaded trio of travellers. By the end of the first day, my neck hurt. I ended up at the camera store to buy a new strap before the weekend ended.

The new camera and the variances of the two lenses proved a fun challenge throughout the weekend. Sun, clouds, rain, water...we had it all. The kids held bugs and rolled their own pizza dough. We rode a miniature water taxi and exchanged greetings with our seal buddies at Fisherman's Wharf. We skipped through secret passages in a beautiful garden and marvelled at a beautiful Canadian castle.

All in all, it was the perfect way to break in the new camera. And as on our previous vacations, the photos me leave me thankful for such wonderful memories with my family.

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