Sooke, BC

Sooke is about a 30 minute drive from Victoria. It’s located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

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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.

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The eagle flew away and landed in one of those trees.

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.

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After our stretch we left for our hike to Mystic beach.

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5 thoughts on “Sooke, BC

      1. LOL that’s never stopped hundreds of CA drivers! 😉 I swear most of them are on autopilot.

        Seriously, if I moved to NYC I’d give up driving. It’s a pain in the butt to pay for the upkeep and repairs on a car, not to mention insurance. And I really love being a passenger so I can stare out the window and look at the landscape instead of staring at the road in front of me. I’d like to hire an Uber just for a drive through the countryside, so I can take pictures and gaze at the cows and horses and whatever else is out there. But I know I’d miss being able to get to places that aren’t accessible by public transit. And I admit, it’s fun sometimes to hop into a rented car and just take off someplace new. Dealing with traffic, rude drivers, and “did you hear a funny noise coming from the back?” not so much.

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