The changes on the island over the last decade or so are nothing short astounding. It makes me sad to see how many people are here and how much development has happened….I guess that happens everywhere, huh? However, there are still snippets of the Victoria of my childhood. One such place is Michell’s Farm. It’s just off the Pat Bay Hwy on the turn off to go to one of my favourite beaches. This area is all farmland still and it is protected as such. I’m so thankful for this as it makes the drive into Victoria so beautiful. I especially love to see it in the fall with the fields of pumpkins and Mt. Baker glistening from across the water…sigh…why did I leave here again?