We spent the last week-end of Bushboy’s spring break in Victoria. I grew up in Victoria, Bushboy was born there, and so much of me feels like I am still from Victoria. But when I return I am now a tourist, absorbing all the wonderful parts of this city and sharing them with Bushboy. This week-end was no different. We did a number of tourist things, but then we took advantage of knowing the area, and snuck in a walk up Mill Hill. At this time of year the wild flowers are beautiful, Easter Lilies and Shooting Stars being the most prevalent this week-end. But the real treat to Mill Hill, and the reason to go there on a beautiful sunny day, is the view.
This is just one of the panoramic views from the top, this looking out at Esquimalt and downtown Victoria, then to Puget Sound beyond.
It’s fun to take your child to the places that had meaning to you when you were young – I too climbed the arbutus trees on the top of Mill Hill at the side of the path.