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... it would have been more then half a dozen at least, in pairs, alone or in groups - but all part of the one pod. A very cool experience. We didn't get too close to them, but close enough for some half decent photos. When we returned to dry land, we had lunch, and then headed back out for a shortish hike. When I say shortish - none of us really knew how far it was going to be, but Josh said it was only around 30 to 45 ...
We explore the town today, it's a compact city and easily walkable. It's an old city, that used to be the main settlement for the British in the area in the times of Queen Victoria, hence why the city is named after her. It doesn't have a plethora of old buildings, but those it does have are pretty impressive.
We walked around the harbour that is the epicentre of the city, and ended up at ...
... lunch. It was a short ten-minute walk from the waterfront and it's a definite must if you're looking for a unique bar on your adventure. The walls and ceilings are covered in bras, money, and pretty much anything that can be stuck to the walls. It's too bad we didn't get to experience the bar at night time when it's truly probably at its finest, but nonetheless it was still a neat experience. The bartender was great and Nate and Soon's friend whose name now eludes me ...
... even found a Tilley's shop (a bit like Paddy Pallins)
The Rialto had an excellent Tapas Resturant which was all we wanted and we were in bed by 8pm. Slept well but the traffic noise woke me (at least) a few times.
Next day was lovely and sunny, the first thing was to transfer to the Empress see
Naturally our room was not avaliable till 4:00pm so we left our luggage and went on ...
... but the camera runs out of battery so I go back to the car and get the ipad hoping they will still be there when I return and I am in luck as I am really close to them and get some wonderful photos and get to watch this spectacular sight up close for quite a while.
On the drive back to Port Angeles we get stopped by officer Tilton for speeding (89 in a 60 zone) but he is very nice and just books us at doing 75 to keep the fine down but it's still $144 OUCH we have ...