ft rodd hill. victoria, bc.
sunday 07 aug
victoria...day 2. we are up early and hit
a coast artillery fort built in the late 1890s to defend victoria and the
esquimalt naval base. The fort includes three gun batteries, underground
magazines, command posts, guardhouses, barracks and searchlight
emplacements. although built
in 1898-1900, belmont battery has been restored to its appearance during
ww 2...the big one. belmont now has examples of both the original 1900
weaponry and the "duplex", or twin, gun system installed in
1944....this example may be the very last one in existence, as the
majority of the british-built guns were scrapped in in 1950's and 60's.
- the first lighthouse on canada's west coast... is still in operation.
built by the british in
1860, when vancouver island was not yet part of canada, it was once a
beacon for the british royal navy's pacific squadron. today fisgard still
marks home base for the royal canadian navy. not! we are all part of the
is still very hot. we drink more beer.
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james enroute to the strait of juan de fuca
• Up • mackenzie river • alberta mountains • m and d and long weekend • yakima, washington • mt st helens • ft stevens • port angeles, wa • victoria • ft rodd hill • tofino/long beach • comox •