Sunday, August 5, 2007

Hogwarts at Shawnigan

Driving up to the lake last week, we stopped at Shawnigan Lake School to have a look about. Good grief and Great Goblins. I thought I'd disapparated and landed at Hogwarts

My Latin is quite rusty, but I think this says something about hands and work and strength.This is a private residential school that sits on vast acres of beautifully landscaped property and buildings. Students come from around the world ... about 430 of them. It took us a good two hours to walk about, to enjoy the grounds and look into the buildings. I expected to see Harry or Hermione just around every corner.

I thought I spotted Nearly Headless Nick in the dining hall, but when I turned around he'd disappeared.

Later that evening I finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was a good read, but not my favorite of the series. I admired how she tied all the bits and pieces together, but the epilogue was a bit of overkill.


Anonymous said...

I go to this school
And I am in ripley's house.
Our house symbol is a lion

Lindsay said...

LMFAO. I live right by the boys school... or I mean Shawnigan Lake School. My families lived here forever and we've called it "the boys" school for as long as I can remember, even though it does admit girls now. =P

Anonymous said...

I went there for years and was in ripley's. Great school. I would of enjoyed hogwarts too.