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... and there are so few now that they and the government are going to great lengths to save the myriad of languages by recording the elders and having the younger generations learning them. Good old James Cook makes an appearance as the Discovery came past Vancouver Island on one of its trips (can't remember from my reading which one) but the Island and city (and the one north of Portland) are named after Captain George Vancouver ...
... at the ferry terminal. Thanks to Soon for the bracelets she bought us as a gift!
The ferry ride back was a bit cooler than the ride over and the rocking of the boat was much more prominent despite it being relatively calm on the water. I think this lead to a bit of motion sickness as I spent the rest of the night recuperating. Some of it was probably exhaustion as well, but either way a good night sleep left me feeling better and ready for tomorrow's activities.
Beautiful Gardens near Victoria. Was an old limestone quarry used to make Portland cement.
The owner, Robert Butchart's Wife, then transformed the 22 hectares into these magnificent Gardens.
Has been in the same family since it started.
... kilometres into our legs as well as some climbing. This was not on the scale of some of the walks and hills of North Vancouver or Banff but was good for us to get some distance with some small rises and a little climb at the end. Quite a windy day with some good views.
Butchart Gardens (see review)
Victoria Day Parade
We happened to be in Victoria for a national holiday. This culminated in a long weekend. On the Monday ...
... br> The next morning I had more luck with the weather and so I left early to go see the Beacon Hill Park. Apparently it had a great view over the city. On my way to the 'top of the hill' I unexpectedly ran into folks that had just camped the night in the park, their stupid dog scared the **** out of me when it jumped and barked at me all of a sudden. But I recovered quickly and was soon rewarded by the peaceful encounter with a peacock and ...