|FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE
We dropped by this park on a day trip west of
Victoria that encompassed Hatley Castle and China
Beach. We arrived on a day that an army brass
band was playing in the park. We sat on the grass
under the shade of a tree and enjoyed a portion of
Next, we discovered the old artillery emplacements
(guarding against the dangerous Americans?) and
from there we first saw the magnificent view of the
Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains
on the other side. It seemed odd to be looking
across this body of water back at our home state.
Wandering further we found the very cute Fisgard
Lighthouse and had a quick tour of the building.
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
by Bob Kelly