The last week and a half have been consumed by the Curling Gods – namely in the form of the Men’s Worlds held in Victoria BC.
Nine hours of draws a day in a breezy arena – I swear that there was a real wind blowing over the back of my neck – For Nine days – is a lot of time to devote to curling. I took some knitting.
Remember the knitting table? I am knitting Norah Gaughan’s Reflection Aran Sweater in a gorgeous burgundy shade of Malabrigo for the maker. The colour of the yarn is “Red Mahogany”. Perfect for a man who loves wood!
After the many hours of curling and knitting, sore hands and all, I have knit the back, one sleeve and have started the second sleeve. The front was not curling suitable as it changes so much, not much about repetition in that front panel!
When we were not at the arena we were in our cozy, comfortable and completely gorgeous suite at Menzies Manor. Just two houses and one road away from the beginning of Holland Point Park and some completely awesome views of the Georgia Strait.
We stayed in the African Suite and were totally thrilled with the accommodations. We walked almost everywhere. And we walked everyday. Rain or Shine. Luckily we only had a couple of real downpours and it was mostly beautiful with an incredible start to the week in particular!
Easter Weekend was Spectacular.
It was spectacular all over the Island. At Holland Point it was an event. People flocked to the rocky beach by the hundreds. We saw them as they walked down the street, March 31, dressed to sun themselves. There were so many we thought that there must be something going on at the beach, and event of some kind.
YUP! The event was the sunny day!
The Beach at Holland Point is rocks. Large boulders, small stones and everything in between, take those rocks, with the sun beating down and add the sun reflecting off of the Ocean. This was a very “toasty” location. The locals knew and came to take advantage.
I hope that you enjoy Victoria this week. I am also
working on the summer class projects and will share those as they progress!