Sooke is about a 30 minute drive from Victoria. It’s located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
We stopped here on our drive to Mystic Beach to take in the views and stretch our legs. We walked along the water and didn’t explore town. Of course I left the Nikon 900 (super zoom camera) in the car so we weren’t able to take pics of the eagle we saw. It stayed in the tree a real long time and flew away when we walked back to the car. Our SLR zoom wasn’t good enough to capture it.
Sooke has been a tourist destination for a long time. The West Coast Trail and Juan de Fuca Provincial Park are in the area. Sooke is also known for their beaches. It also has a thriving art community and every summer they host the Sooke Fine Arts Festival.
After our stretch we left for our hike to Mystic beach.