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... Sorry American chums, we seem to have confused you in Oregon and Washington!
If you ever find yourselves in Victoria make the effort and go to the Museum of British Columbia, it is fabulous. Not massive by any stretch but great value and the exhibition of the First Peoples especially the languages is fascinating. The native peoples were decimated before the end of the last century through european brought disease ...
... and Soon and take the car over to the Wharf. It's a cool place and would be an awesome place to live if you could handle tourists walking up and down the pier on what I can only assume is a daily basis.
Fisherman's Wharf is a collection of permanent house boats that are way bigger than what you might think of when it comes to a house boat. Full of bright colours and eclectic decorating it's a sight to behold. My favorite part of the wharf was the seals that ...
... back. As it turned out, their original travel plans had them on the maiden voyage if the Titanic, so his dead duck saved their lives! Butchart Gardens were spectacular. We started in the sunken gardens and then worked our way to the Japanese garden and the Rose garden. Everything was very colorful and it was a nice relaxing way to finish the cruise. Then it was back to the ship to complete the ...
... half the way then the sun and blue skies broke through. Had lunch at a wonderful Asian Buffet in Port Angeles in the plaza at the south end of town where JoAnn and Big Lots is -- if you're ever over that way we would recommend it. For $8.99 a person it included the usual Chinese options but also a good sushi selection and even a Mongolian grill area.
We had reserved for the Coho 5:20pm ...
From Nanaimo I took the Greyhound bus down to Victoria, a relatively short trip. Even shorter when you fall asleep.
The weather was wonderful and warm, I already enjoyed just walking in the streets of this city. I quickly learned from all the tourists, swarming around with name tags around their necks like school children, that Victoria is a major harbor for cruise ships. They come from Seattle, they go to Alaska etc etc.