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... Ron it turns out is the main contact for the entire network of Whale spotting boats and local research facilities located around the coast (some with hydrophones to listen to the Whales). We sailed out of the harbour and headed East hoping to meet the Whales in the Haro Strait coming West. Whale spotting requires a certain amount of luck and it wasn't to be our day. However, we still saw Harbour Seals (referred to as Rock Sausages by the crew), ...
... seeing as it was such a lovely sunny day.
Back across the road to finish off packing and be out of room by 12pm.
Left on bus for ferry terminal at 1.15pm and arrived at 2.05pm. Some lovely views of mountains along the way. Boarded and headed off on the ferry at 2.30pm and arrived around 4.30pm. We went straight to Butchart Gardens and had an early dinner in the original Butchart family residence ...
... of British Columbia. It was REALLY good! Captain Cook features highly - who knew he came here?. He navigated and named a lot of the West Coast of Canada, sailing through on the Discovery and Resolution. Lots of historical info about the first nations, superb natural history exhibits and the only let down was the museum shop. I mean, I've seen a few museum shops in my time (they are the BEST part of most museums) and I'm sorry to say this was ...
... an hour early for our sailing but the child in the ticket booth sent us straight into the lineup for the earlier ferry..
I really cant believe how friendly and helpful the Canadians are, always seem to go out of their way to help..
Loading was smooth... I can tell you are just waiting for something to go wrong.. it always does..
just like a Clive Cussler novel always the same format... But no!! it all ...
... very drowsy and dizzy.
We drive the car onto the ferry at about 6:45 so things are very behind schedule. The crossing is about 1.5 hrs. The wind is very heavy and we see some small swells on the water. As we are heading on board the announcements come on they tell us that they want people to remain seated for the first ...