Saturday, 13 August 2016

Seeing double (write of passage number forty)

One of the advantages of having a house-sit off Hillside - no matter how briefly - is the pleasure of clambering up into a double-decker. (The double-deckers only serve the university routes and the communities lying beyond Saanich.)

I'm not the only one who is delighted.  A little girl emerging from toddlerhood is thrilled, not only by being up so high above the streets, but by seeing other double-deckers streaming in and out of downtown Victoria.

"A big bus!" she cries triumphantly.
"An' annunner big bus! An' annunner big bus...."

She spots about a dozen before I get off.

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