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So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby thewalrus » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:26 am

My wife is moving out in November. I still need a job.

fffuck. At least I'll be the hell out of Edmonton. I probably can't make money scuba diving, surfing, and stand up paddling, though.

The concept of "hell yeah" seems appropriate here.

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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby 1300zuk » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:16 pm

That's cool, Alberta looks miserable to me
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby thewalrus » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:34 pm

1300zuk wrote:That's cool, Alberta looks miserable to me


Alberta is miserable. The only saving grace in Edmonton is that in the summer you get something like 15 hours of sunlight. This will be way better. Of course now there's like 1001 things to do in the next couple months. Worth it though.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby Talon » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:40 pm

:cheers:
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby tut » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:53 am

Whoo! Victoria is pretty cool!
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby Pennzoil GT-R » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:34 am

Looks nice. Google Streetview suggests lots of space and lots of hipsters. Correct?
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby tut » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:46 am

Seemed like it
Victoria is the only place I've ever seen Darth vader play violin :D

Very artsy/touristy vibe to it.. And bicycle sight seeing taxis...
Fairly exxy to eat and stuff though and if living there like an actual local, I can imagine all tho tourism gets very annoying...

At least that's the way I experienced it when I was there for a short week...
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby thewalrus » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:05 am

Pennzoil GT-R wrote:Looks nice. Google Streetview suggests lots of space and lots of hipsters. Correct?


Lots of hipsters in the downtown core. And by the University. Like everywhere else. But also tons of bureaucrats and retirees and military guys. Plus the tourists. We're moving to Esquimault which is also where they have Canada's Pacific naval base. Just across the waterway from Victoria proper.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby thewalrus » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:06 am

tut wrote:Seemed like it
Victoria is the only place I've ever seen Darth vader play violin :D

Very artsy/touristy vibe to it.. And bicycle sight seeing taxis...
Fairly exxy to eat and stuff though and if living there like an actual local, I can imagine all tho tourism gets very annoying...

At least that's the way I experienced it when I was there for a short week...


I've heard it's expensive compared to a lot of other places. But, apparently, not actually any more expensive than Edmonton. Everyone gets paid less however. But it's worth the trade off.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby sombrio » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:11 am

Hey, that's really cool. Edmonton to Victoria sounds like a step up in my book, although I've never been to either city. Check out the San Juan islands during the summer if you can. It's beautiful. Definitely a place to think about getting a boat, too.

FFS if Trump wins I might end up trying to sneak across the border and/or just camp around the islands the rest of my life.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby Arthur Dent » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:08 pm

Nice. Victoria looks like a really appealing place. I had a friend recently move out to the coast. He gets paid less but somehow it doesn't seem to have brought his lifestyle down much.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby Turbojett » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:32 am

Looks beautiful. And you'll be a decent drive from either Vancouver or Seattle, if you ever feel fenced in.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby thewalrus » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:17 pm

Well my wife is on the road to Victoria to start her new job. And I'm still in Edmonton.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby SBF » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:29 pm

Being up in the most Northwest corner of the PNW, I imagine Victoria is just as beautiful.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby tut » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:43 pm

just 2 pics from my trip there a million years ago....

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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby thewalrus » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:45 pm

SBF wrote:Being up in the most Northwest corner of the PNW, I imagine Victoria is just as beautiful.


Yep. It definitely is. This is out my backdoor.

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This is what the coast looks like - anywhere from 20 minutes to a 5 hour drive away.

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And this is a nearby hike - Mt. Finlayson.

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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby thewalrus » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:47 pm

tut wrote:just 2 pics from my trip there a million years ago....

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Haha yep - that seems about right.
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby millertime » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:29 pm

sombrio wrote:Hey, that's really cool. Edmonton to Victoria sounds like a step up in my book, although I've never been to either city. Check out the San Juan islands during the summer if you can. It's beautiful. Definitely a place to think about getting a boat, too.

FFS if Trump wins I might end up trying to sneak across the border and/or just camp around the islands the rest of my life.



So are you planning to follow through with that plan now?
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby the_edge » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:16 pm

congrats wally :)
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Re: So I'm moving to Victoria

Postby ryguy79 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:01 pm

I guess this explains the ride in Victoria that I saw on Strava. I should pop in here more often.

Looks stunning.
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