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Russell, Noah & Lee | Day 024

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Walking out my front door, immediately the music, hip hop - not a common sound amidst the far more frequent wind, seagulls and crashing waves - comes up from the walkway at the water. These three fellas, enjoying “a vibe session” soundtracked by an iPod and a small speaker, surely have to be my coastal conversation for the day. Along with the vibe and the words, the photo direction, right to left, was all their own.

Russell:

“My relationship with the coast began when I moved from Prince George after graduating high school. My sister already lived here and, visiting her here, I knew that upon graduation I'd be moving to Victoria. That was in the year 2000.  So I've been on vacation from Prince George for fifteen years. I knew that this was going to be the place that I wanted to be.  It's just a lovely town.  I mean, the vibe is bea-u-ti-ful.  And, since living here for fifteen years I've travelled around a little bit to beautiful places - Byron Bay, Australia for instance, is a lovely place to be - but still, being able to come back home to this is nicer. You know, it's like coming back to your vacation, from a vacation. So my relationship with the coast is...love in life.  And not to super knock down Prince George, because it's also a place and it brought me to who I am and where I am, but this is where I want to be. Getting to admire and enjoy this every day...I’ve got my meaning of life already.”

Noah:

“Oh yeah, Victoria’s the bomb. On a world scale? This is as good as it gets. I’ve been to countless cities like Sydney, Australia; Edinburgh, Scotland; London; (Russell: Amsterdam); the ‘Dam, yeah, for sure...tons of places. And Victoria is pretty much as good as it gets. Because we have all the wonderful components that make up a really wonderful city to live in. We’ve got a low crime rate, beautiful scenery, tons of good people, friendly, warming atmosphere. It’s the place you always want to come back to. No matter how many times I circle the globe I’ll always come back to Victoria.”

Lee:

“What brought me down to the water? Man, it’s just a beautiful day in Victoria. The water’s beautiful. This is where I’m from, so it’s just nice to be here. (Noah: It’s still early days in summer, so you gotta soak it up when it’s happening. Russell: You’ll notice he has his camera with him as well.) Yeah, it’s some of the best pictures you can take down here - absolutely amazing.”

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