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Travel Blogs from Olga
... what something looks like. Mom did buy herself a magnet for her fridge as a souvenir of the Gardens.
Mom and I did not have to wait long at the bus stop until our coach arrived to bring everyone back to the Empress Hotel in Victoria. Of course, for the whole ride back, the driver told us stores about the Butchart family. He was quite funny though.
... or hostel: 12 nights
Friend's place: 11 nights
Camping: 20 nights
Ferry: 2 nights
Total number of days we didn't do any driving: 4
(This was always in a city where using public transit was very wise: Ottawa, Montreal, Newyork.)
Total number of road kill: too many to count
Total number skunk stench: also too many
Total number of free pizzas: 4 each
Total number of lakes swam in: 3
Total number ...
... they do not intermingle or breed with the Offshore or Transients groups.
It is one spot where you are guaranteed to see orcas so we went out on a cruise (www.stubbs-island.com). Saw heaps - most from the A30 Transient pack led by an old female (born in 1954, I think). Also spotted a few humpback whales, a few small pods of fast moving dolphins (Dall's Porpoise?) and a few sea lions resting on a rocky shore. Grey whales also pass thru here but we were too early for ...
... with them. I said to Jen out loud, I bet they are going to shoot the animals that we are hoping to see in the wild. They answered that we wouldn't want to see the animals that they were going to hunt. We of course couldn't help ourselves by this stage and said "Want to bet". It turns out they are going to hunt bears. In this day and age it just seems wrong. As you can imagine we didn't wish them a successful ...
... fast but at the same time was prone to the bumps of the waves. We cruised out and along the coastline to the west looking to spot orca in the bays. We didn’t see any, but we stopped at a prison where they let the inmates go fishing, a crag with a bald eagle and 2 sea otters, and an island where small birds were swooping a bald eagle that was too close to their nest.
As we turned to head for home, we got a call over the radio that we had missed a ...