The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
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... seems like a nice enough city but to be honest I am not sure why everyone goes on about how wonderful it is. It has a couple of draw cards like the gardens, and the two main buildings of The Empress and the Legislative buildings but other than that I didn't really see anything that made it stand out against other cities I have visited.
Maybe I am cynical or looking in the wrong places but it was a nice city but that's all ...
... chosen this route because it follows the coast which offers better scenery, less people than the Camino Frances, and more of a challenge with the hills.
Gearing up has been a challenge, boots, backpack, quick dry clothing, poles, all new to me. I have come to enjoy the walking to get in shape, weight loss a bonus.
After watching the movie The Way, I thought that is something I would like to do some day, so here we go, completely out of my comfort zone.
... have done this oursekves and are thankful to Fred and Loretta for telling us of this option! The diembarkation process was painless as we decided to carry our own bags off. Customs was virtually non existent! Seems the Canadians are as relaxed with this as Aussies!! On exit we found a seat just outside the terminal for Loretta and Rox to wait with the bags while Fred and I walked up to get the car. We were disspointed to find out that the ...
... by an old historic church, paused at a vineyard (Church and State) where we tasted and bought a Pinot grigio to go with tomorrow's dinner, and then on to the gardens. Amr and I had been there in 1997 with Carole and John (but we have no record of that as the next day our camera was totally drenched and wrecked in rain while on a whale watching trip - then the days of film) and were eager to ...
... drove for about an hour to the highly recommended "Sooke Potholes." We had understood these to be holes of water that you could sit and swim in. Sounded cool and reminiscent of tide pools so we were picturing a beautiful ocean setting where we could picnic and relax while the kids searched for shells and crabs.
Unfortunately Diane was showing signs of carsickness on the way over so we skipped the town of Sooke and our ...