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Our plan for the day was to head to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. This required us to take a ferry across the Straight of Georgia, which everyone had told us was supposed to be a really beautiful trip. We opted for the early ferry, and …
Whistler is certainly a hip-hop-happening place. Heaps of young folk enjoying those extreme sports that comprise' reckless endangerment'. Like downhill dirt-bike riding. And we're talking very STEEP downhill bike trails! Apparently, the dirt-bike riders take over the resort from the skiers in the summer. The young lads can put their bikes on special ski-lift carriages designed for bikes or else they simply cram their bikes into small ...
... and dry - they tell us they have only had 2 days of rain for summer - unusual - I can hear you all saying 'we know the feeling' - hope you've had some more since we left.
In the afternoon we went to a Miniature World display - a bit dubious before ...
... bead, also carved by another first nation artist, and
a British Columbia crab and shells bead.
I will look at it, and smile, remembering.
I’m writing this sitting on the boat to Washington State. We
have just seen humpback whales, so I now feel like we have bagged the whole
Dinner was superb pizzas and salad, and another Phillip’s
brewery brew, which I will keep seeking.
And so, we wish Vancouver Island adieu!
So, another early morning. But at least this was not for work, cause we were on vacation! The Victoria Clipper, which is a hydrofoil that takes 2.75 hours from Seattle to Victoria leaves at 730am, and we had to be at the dock by 645am. We made it up and out on time, albeit with Ken grumbling about not having his oatmeal. Paige and I assured him he could get it on the ship, which of ...