The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... lettuce," he said as he bent down to pick some. We took what he offered and it did take like lettuce - very salty lettuce. He said it would taste better if we had rinsed it in fresh water to wash off some of the salt, but it was neat to just reach down and eat something right out of the sea.
We continued our circuitous route on the trail. Al was a good guide, pointing out the bright red, peeling bark of the arbutus trees, large banana slugs, ...
... it to flip over. Rough, rough water (in sailing speak, that is "rough chop") coupled with 'gale' force winds is not how I envisioned my first time ever on a sailboat!
Eventually the current changes, the waves lessen slightly. Captain Al says "We never would have started out in that." But here we are...I am a water person. I love being near, on and under the water, but that was really scary. Al tells us that he hasn't had a crossing like that in over ten years and it is ...
... knocked me out for most of the journey. Arriving in Victoria, you are struck by the beautiful harbour, surrounding flower beds full of daffodils,tulips, snapdragons and many other flowers. Our hotel was opposite the harbour, its driveway lined with cherry blossoms in full flower. For some reason, we looked friendly and like we needed an upgrade and found our selves in the best suite in the whole hotel. Top floor, huge living areas, 3 balconies opening ...
... and 2500 in the summer. We spent time in the museum about his life, in it were the plane and hydroplane. Over the years he became good friends with Helen Keller. He built his home here with 37 rooms. His great grandson still lives in the house, sometimes he comes to the museum, our driver says he is a clone of his great grand father, spooks people ...
... I had booked this trip several months ago, thinking that Carol would be travelling somewhere out of Winnipeg within Manitoba in the second week. I felt better about it knowing Carol is an experienced independent traveller, had a great place to stay, was close to shops, had a bus route just across the road, and a lovely neighbour she'd met the night before just across the hall if she needed help. With only a couple weeks of summer left, there was still more of Canada ...