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Two weeks from now I will be back on eastern shores, settling into a life at home in the Atlantic that I hope will be for keeps. This photograph, taken along the Gorge Waterway, is my parting nod to Victoria and my life on Vancouver Island.

I had the pleasure of living along the Gorge when I first moved to Victoria in the Fall of 2008. Calm, quiet and hauntingly beautiful, the waterway and its trees, wildlife and surrounding mountains formed the backdrop of my daily walks and kitchen table reading & writing sessions. What great fortune to step into a landscape that held the dreamlike quality of an Emily Carr painting. Much love to the west coast, whose only misfortune is that it is so very far from the east.