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William Eckhardt House, Unionville, Ontario (1852)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gothic Summit Day 3

Well, today was the last day of the conference portion of the Summit and while we are sad to leave Victoria, we are excited to continue on in our travels in BC.  The day began with a tour of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, in which all conference-goers were given a thorough tour of the church - including a visit above the vaults and out on the roof below the flyers!
 Above: On the roof at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria

After saying goodbye to the group, a few of us hopped a ferry to Salt Spring Island to check out some of the local architecture.  A highlight for us was the anticipation of seeing the only stone church on the island, which we soon found out was actually a wooden church covered with a faux-stone cladding!  Still a good church and a nice find, nonetheless.
 Above: The firing squad in front of St Paul's Catholic "Stone" Church, Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island

After a whirlwind tour of the churches on Salt Spring Island, we got back on the ferry to head back to Vancouver Island and head up to Nanaimo for the night.  BUT, before leaving, we saw some seals!  It may seem silly that we are this excited about a little bit of wildlife, but it's rare to see much wildlife in Toronto that doesn't consist of squirrels, pigeons or subway mice... let us have this one.
Above: Malcolmites on the BC Ferries

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