Victoria

Elly had a convention in Victoria, so Lily got to start her international travel early!

Friday, 19 September 2014 through Sunday, 21 September 2014

1: Elly shows Lily the view out of the ferry window, at the Anacortes dock

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2: Another ferry passed by; note the harbor porpoises in the foreground

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3: After arriving, Elly went off to her convention, so Lily and I went to find some lunch at the Rebar restaurant (highly recommended, by the way). The ladies in the background couldn't resist starting up a conversation and asking about Lily. :)

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4: Lily and Daddy at the Rebar

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5: Lily sees her first ceiling fan while Daddy enjoys his espresso

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6: At the evening reception for the convention

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7: Lily enjoyed meeting everyone

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8: What a happy smile

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9: Clearly having fun

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10: Well, hello there!

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11: I've always wanted to go here!

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12: Lily and Daddy get ready to see the gardens

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13: A hydrangea

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14: Another hydrangea

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15: Tree bark!

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16: Still more hydrangeas

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17: Lily found some irises

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18: To get these photos, I held Lily at arms-length in my right arm, and held my iPhone out at arms-length in my left hand. It was remarkably athletic, but I wanted to stay out of frame as much as possible

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19: Lily enjoyed getting up-close-and-personal with the blossoms

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20: A backlit flower

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21: Roses!

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22: Lily enjoyed looking at the flowers

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23: Using this two-armed technique, I could get unusual perspectives

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24: Yay flowers!

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25: After we arrived in the Japanese garden, Lily got a little fussy. We stopped in this pavilion for about an hour and rested.

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26: Sometimes the two-armed photography technique backfired—Lily managed to get a handful of these dahlias, and I had to drop the iPhone and gently release the flowers from her grasp

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27: Bright sunlight on bright dahlias

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28: Elly participated in a march for peace

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29: Lily's first peace protest!

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30: The Canadian flag blows in the breeze off the stern of the Sydney/Vancouver ferry

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31: The sun sets across Vancouver island as we head back to the mainland

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