Wednesday, 9 August 2017
A Canadian Adventure - Day 6
The Royal British Columbia Museum and a game
Sue went canoeing with Zachariah, whilst I went for a bike ride with Jonathan. As usual, the sun shone reddishly through the haze. It's a bit brighter today, even casting a few shadows. Yesterday we saw a deer as we ran past the golf course. It was looking very nonchalant today as we cycled past. There were no hummingbirds on view today though, unlike in the Butchart gardens yesterday. Nor did we see any of the harbour seals that were noticed yesterday.
After lunch, Lucy dropped the boys off for some canoe training and then left Sue and me outside the Natural History museum. Special exhibitions celebrated 'The Family' and a cancer victim - Terry Fox.
The permanent exhibits include a life like mammoth and rock pools teeming with life. There are constant references to climate change.
After dinner we picked up a couple of Cameron's friends on the way to see Victoria Harbour Cats against Kelowna Falcons at the Royal Athletic Park, in an important play off match. The game appears to be a version of rounders that's known locally as baseball. We had seats in the stadium but the ambience was more like that at stock car racing at Belle Vue than football at the City of Manchester stadium. An unexpected spectator, perched on a platform behind the floodlights, was an osprey.
Attendance: 1720 plus an osprey.
Cats 8 rounders - Falcons 2 rounders, after nine innings and over three hours.
17 km bike ride.