Thor Town Hostel
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... at 9:30, and played at a park on the way. I have to say it was a very relaxed start, compared to what it would have been taking the Vancouver ferry.
Itinerary (with comments)
8-9 Arrive at terminal
10 Foot passengers pass through customs
10:30 Ferry departs Victoria
12:00 Port Angeles arrival (plan on being delayed 30 mins as US Customs again interrogates all cars)
1:00 Finish picking ...
... fast on the current road conditions. I decided to travel 10 km under the speed limit. Apparently, the traffic behind me agreed as I continued to increase the distance between us. The VW Westfalia was not the style I am interested in, so I headed back to the hotel. Enroute to the hotel I saw another speed limit sign indicating 50; again I did a quick conversion and felt that there was no way that I would ride 80 km/h on those roads. Then, suddenly I remembered ...
... Laura's uncle's house: a giant beachfront house in a little bay just outside of town, impeccably manicured with stunning views, as you can see in the photos attached. He invented something having to do with digital readouts for gas meters, and so has been afforded a lifestyle of rare luxury and travel. Hence the view.
So there you have it for Victoria: it all comes down to company, but a beautiful setting like this sure doesn't hurt.
A leisurely slobby awakening was a refreshing change from our planned mornings. By the time we had showered, changed packed up and hooked Homey up to Beefy, it was 1130. It didn't matter, though, since our commute was only about 20 minutes and the BC ferry leaves every hour on the hour from Schultz Bay to Vancouver. After getting gouged another 243 cdollars we got in line. The had us board at 1245 and without the high fallooting fanfare of the WSDOT workers, and ...
... snaps, but it’s definitely one of those moments where a SLR would have been handy, here is the best of the bunch.
After the whale watching we spent the rest of the day wondering around the city then we headed back to mainland Canada and back to Vancouver, I was so knackered after our little whistle stop tour of the island but I’m glad I managed to fit in everything I wanted to see.
So for now the circus is finished so I ...