Get Your Bearings / S'Orienter Historical

Get Your Bearings / S'Orienter Historical (HM1VDF)

Location: Victoria, British Columbia V9C Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.885', W 123° 26.935'

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Imagine the expanse of water between Fisgard Lighthouse and Albert Head (to your right) filled with ships at anchor. Named "Royal Roads" in colonial times, this was a safe anchorage, a place to wait for daylight, calm seas or perhaps the right wind before entering Esquimalt or Victoria Harbour.
Beyond Albert Head, look for Race Rocks Lighthouse. For over 150 years ships have watched for this landmark while making their way to Victoria, Vancouver or Seattle along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, one of the world's busiest trade waterways.
Imaginez l'étendue d'eau entre le phare de Fisgard et le cap Albert (à votre droite) remplie de bateaux à l'ancre. Cet endroit, appelé « Royal Roads » à l'époque coloniale, était une aire de mouillage sécuritaire d'où on attendait que le jour se léve, que la mer se calme ou, peut-étre, que le vent souffle dans la bonne direction avant d'entrer dans le port d'Esquimalt ou de Victoria.
Cherchez le phare de Race Rocks, au-delà du cap Albert. Pendant plus de 150 ans, les capitaines surveillaient ce point de repère alors que leurs navires se dirigeaient vers Victoria, Vancouver ou Seattle, en remontant le détroit de Juan de Fuca, l'une des voies navigables les plus fréquentées du globe.
Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 466793 N 5364349
Decimal Degrees48.43141667, -123.44891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.885', W 123° 26.935'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 53.1" N, 123° 26' 56.1" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Victoria British Columbia V9C, CA
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