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... along Government street and into the town, covering the market and china town.
To be honest, they were both a bit of a let down so we did what all good travellers do, we headed to an Irish pub for lunch. Sean decided he needed a guiness and after lunch and a round or two of scorchs, life was food. We had to be back on the ship not later than 5.30pm so we made it in plenty of time to see the ship push away from the wharf, heading to Seattle.
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... area - obviously very proud of their culture. It is the oldest Chinatown in Canada. The Chinese came over to Canada and Alaska during the gold rush. We then returned via Government St which also looked lovely with some older style buildings and still with the hanging flower baskets from the lights. We stopped at the 7/11 to buy another day's bus pass as well as a slurpee. On the way back to the hotel we walked past the guy who had carved the soapstone whale when Greg was here ...
... are painstakingly restoring the building room by room. As always, it was great to chat with the tour guide to get the details of the castle and the family. Next adventure was a quick stroll down the road to have a look at the gardens and grounds of Government House. The estate is open to the public every day and again the gardens are just beautiful. The rose garden was in the early stages of bloom and featured roses in all colours and sizes. The tour inside the building ...
... s streets. Back via the harbour and a quick snooze pre-dinner (as you do - all that driving takes it out of a passenger, you know) and we walked back into town to find Pescatore - a, you guessed it, fish restaurant. We opted for the seafood dinner for two and weren't disappointed. House smoked salmon, ling cod, half a dungeoness crab, steamed mussels and clams, prawns, bacon wrapped scallops, seared tuna (did I miss anything out?) oh and steamed ...
... for the meaning of "Compostela." It may have come from the Latin Campus Stellae meaning "field of the star" or compositum meaning "burial ground." Another name for the Camino de Santiago is "the Milky Way" because when walking at night, the milky way can be seen directly overhead. A compostela is also the certificate of achievement given to pilgrims on completing the journey.