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... and we met the bus driver, Gordo. We found seats three rows from the front. The bus picked up a few other people from a couple of other hotels and then we were on our way.
We bussed to the ferry. The driver gave us an excellent commentary - he was very informative. The ferry crossing took 90 minutes and we found a good spot on the open deck for the journey. Vancouver Island was where we were headed. We bought a grilled chicken and salad pack to ...
... you see lots of big red suits. You have to put one on, which is not very comfortable in the beginning. Very fun to do a body check in with your bestie though (sorry, no videos of it). After posing and walking to the zodiac, you get the last bench all by yourself. Waiting for take off.
There you go. Waving goodbye to the kids and mommy, who apparently stood there watching until we were out of their sights. There you ...
... had these couple of days before we joined the tour. This evening we met the group for the first time over a drink and then we headed out to find somewhere nice to eat. The first place wasn't right BUT the second place was just enchanting. We thought we were on a french street from the outside, beautiful hanging flowers and a courtyard. Inside was just as good we decided to sit in the courtyard and there were fires burning so we were quite warm.
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We also found the GREATEST ART GALLERY EVER! It was just a random find, but it is a tattoo parlour with an art gallery and it is called 'Wolf. Sheep.' and it had fantastic art there. I think I was in heaven in one of their rooms... it was sooooooo good! If you ever come to Victoria make sure you stop in at this gallery.
After we'd cruised the streets of Victoria falling more in love with it ...
... notes of my bicycle touring trips I used to make in Europe. I haven’t seen the bag recently and I am hoping it survived our latest move (2010) from Prince George, BC to Victoria, BC. Come to think of it, they may very well have been in the two large boxes that were lost by the moving company. Even if not lost, the notes are in the wrong media (paper) and they may never be converted, if found, due to other priorities.
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