Victoria Park Pool

Until last week I’d never swum in the Victoria Park Pool, the public swimming pool operated by the City of Charlottetown that’s an easy cycle from my house (and an easier cycle still from Lisa’s).

I’d always imagined it to be a fetid facility, best avoided.

But it was a hot day, and Lisa was chuffed and encouraging. We swam. It was a delight: free (!), spotlessly clean, friendly staff, not at all crowded. The perfect antidote to the heat that ailed us.

We went back today. Same delight.

I love living in a city with a free public pool; I regret thinking it was anything less than amazing all these years.