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... but now has been thoroughly gentrified.
On the way there, we stopped off at Christ Church Cathedral for a moment of quiet and meditation. A haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of a beautiful city.
Now after a quick dip in the pool and a satisfying stint in the sauna, we are settling down to our favourite meal of pain, vin, et Boursin, and various other delicacies to round out our hotel room picnic.
Victoria really is the city of flowers. There are over 2000 hanging flower baskets. Two trucks circle the city between 2:00 and 5:00AM watering all the baskets. Besides the hanging flower pots, there are gardens everywhere but none as spectacular as the Butchard Gardens. The Butchard family made their money producing Portland cement. The land they purchased on Vancouver Island had a deposit ...
... walked along Dallas Road, starting at Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway, and later down to Fisherman's Wharf. All amidst beautiful sunny skies. In the evening Tracy and I took a drive to Sydney for their weekly market and had a great visit over my first "Serious Coffee".
Friday afternoon we drove to Goldstream Prov. Park and hiked up Mt. Findlayson, which was a great work out, and offered awesome views in exchange for the effort. Then a little trek to nearby ...
... end of the corridor we were in a sort of private alcove as we had a corner suite and you had to go in through a door before you got to the room so was very secluded and quite. Once the washing was done we had tea and then settled into the room for the night knowing we had no time schedule to be at any where and could get up any time we liked. See you all in the morning in Vancouver.
Cheers Stewart and Nancy.
G,day All tis Baz,
Well after a ...
... Bay, a stop in Nanaimo (from where the ferry leaves). In Nanaimo at the bus station, we switched buses, but they transferred our bags.
The bus ran pretty much on time . . . but the seats are definitely not as comfortable as the Aurora Lounge on the big BC Ferry!!! Some of the terrain goes along the east coast of Vancouver Island . . . and some goes into the mountains . . . but we eventually make it into Victoria . . . and it is the weekend of BC Days ...