D is for…
Why a road, you may ask? Well, for me, Dallas Road is the road to many interesting features of Victoria (Fisherman’s Wharf, Ogden Point, Clover Point, Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway, Beacon Hill Park, Ross Bay Cemetery), and it stretches from the Inner Harbour area (specifically to Fisherman’s Wharf) all the way to the University of Victoria area. Well, that’s not really true since although the road continues un-broken all the way to the University, it is not technically Dallas Road for all that way – Dallas Road itself only stretches just past Ross Bay Cemetery where it becomes Hollywood Crescent, then Crescent Road, then King George Terrace, and then finally Beach Drive. I ran Dallas Road for all of my marathon training (I still need to post about the marathon experience..some day….) as Dallas is part of the main route for the marathon itself. It runs along the water and is spectacularly beautiful, even on dreary days.
People walk along Dallas, especially along the beach, the walkway, or the promenade. They also kite sail, take carriage rides from the cruise ships, scuba dive, fly kites, run, bike, you name it.
And now for some pictures – note that while I took a couple of photos yesterday, most of these photos were taken on training runs last year. I just didn’t have time yesterday to walk the length of Dallas. Rest assured, however, Dallas Road will come up again for some of my future posts as some of the landmarks I am presenting on this A to Z challenge are along Dallas, including Beacon Hill Park which I featured for B.
Looking in the direction of Ogden Point
Looking in the direction of Clover Point
Kite flying festival
Kite sailing, or whatever this is actually called…
Shakespeare on the Sea near Clover Point
Random scenery along Dallas
Marathon pics along Dallas
- Dallas Road Walkway: http://www.explorevancouverisland.com/dallas_road_walkway_victoria_bc.htm
- Dallas Road Waterfront: http://www.victoriabc.ca/victoria/dallas_rd.htm
- Walking Dallas Road in Victoria: http://www.mermaidwharfvictoria.com/walking-dallas-road.html