It sure is shaping up to be an amazing year here at Toad Hollow, with many exciting events scheduled that will feature various aspects of Vancouver Island and Canada 150 Celebrations. Each year for the past 4 years running, one of our highlights is to join the Fort Macaulay Historic Interpretation Event being held in Esquimalt and photograph the event. As it turns out, this has been the same weekend the Swiftsure Yacht Race has been hosted in Victoria for the past few years, and Fort Macaulay provided a great vantage point to watch the boats as they raced. This year certainly did not disappoint with incredible weather and scenery for the event, and in today’s post we will take a look at some of the shots we captured here. We’ll feature some of the shots from the Fort Macaulay Historic Interpretation Event in a future post, so please do stay tuned for that.
We always arrive early at the event to set up and check out the various exhibits and scenes that present themselves. For this year, 2017, the day was clearly going to be a hot one with rich blue skies and a gentle marine breeze coming in from the ocean. From the top vantage point at Fort Macaulay we could see the group of sailboats as they headed out for the weekend’s race at the beginning of the day. It was amazing to see the flotilla of boats as they came around the point in Victoria and headed west towards Langford and Sooke. The day was perfect.