On April 30, the department had a "day trip" to the Isle of Bute. I was wondering whether to go or not, but when I discovered that there was a Canada Hill on the island I had to go. Pictures included.
Sorry, the pics are from my mobile phone. It's not too terrible for landscape photos, though.
I was struck by how small it was -- approximately 5000 people. I think this was the first time I'd spent more than 10 minutes in a town/village of that size. It was a bit weird; I couldn't imagine living there. I've said previously that I preferred small towns (mainly comparing Victoria to Vancouver), but I obviously need to amend that to preferring "medium-sized cities". Somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 people, maybe?
Not really much else to say about the trip. I added funny comments to most of the photos, so reading those is probably better than reading more of this text.