The Strathcona Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Business Services
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Monday 25/5 - We had a nice leisurely day travelling today. We woke to rain which cleared to a light drizzle by the time we walked to the bus stop and then cleared altogether for the rest of the day. From the bus we then caught the skytrain into the city where we caught the Pacific Coach bus that would take us to Victoria. This was a 4 hour trip …
... of the wall because I thought I was moving and he said he had the same experience. I put on the clean shorts and tee shirt that I had left in our luggage at the hotel and we did our laundry.
I texted Janet to verify our plans for the evening and she said she was just folding their laundry!
Eventually John and Janet make their way to our hotel...they had been delayed by an incredible wooden boat show between our hotel and ...
... of us on board, other than Gordon and none of us can see anything, until suddenly a spout of water comes out of the sea like a fountain, the tell tale sign that a huge whale is underneath and taking in air ready for a dive. They take maybe 5 or 6 breaths before making a dive, so we have that long to find them and get as close as we can without crowding them. As we get close to the first one it arches it's back and flicks it's tail up in ...
... Cook) - OK history lesson over. If you don't like history there's a woolly mammoth (covered in musk ox fur - I asked), lots of totems poles and a submarine to explore - if you are lucky, Annette the septo/octogenarian originally from Scotland will test your marine general knowledge - requested or otherwise - very funny, she was great fun!
Watching the seaplanes land and take off is pretty cool. Travelling in one would be my ...
... about. There seemed to be a coughing competition on the bus, I would of loved to have joined in , but I'm my cold hasn't made it to that stage yet. Hopefully it doesn't either. As it was sunrise time, it's pretty at that hour, the Olympics and the islands looked nice. I was trying to make out landmarks on the way, I did notice the long bridge that joins Washington and Oregon states. I couldn't hook into ...