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... which has a great First Nation section and a history of the explosion of Ripple
Rock, a local nautical event that is quite interesting, especially to the male
members of our party. Then we took Jude and John out to Seymour Narrows
to see the Ripple Rock area.
Still drizzly and chilly and the
eagles have not visited. Such a shame, I thought for sure we would ...
Heute stand Vancouver Island auf dem Plan.
Was uns im Vorhinein nicht richtig bewusst war, war der große Anreiseweg zur Insel :-)
45 Minuten mit dem Skytrain fahren, dann
60 Minuten mit Bus 1,
20 Minuten mit Bus 2,
90 Miunten mit der Fähre,
45 Minuten mit Bus 3 .... um dann endlich in Victoria, der Hauptstadt Vancouver Islands, anzukommen.
... produce was evident. The pastry chef went to town on the desserts, but the mains were just as creative - Mashed Potato Martinis (OMG...they were drool-worthy!!) and Truffle infused Twice Baked Potatoes, Lobster Ravioli...you get the picture!! Add in a few bottles of bubbly and you have three very happy, very full, ladies!! The other meals here were great too...it's not just the buffet. Again, great ...
... the woods, casually clambering lazily down a log, inspecting and sniffing the river before moving on to a different patch.
Appetites whetted, we waited patiently and 5 minutes later another bear appeared in the same spot, but kept its distance a little more. We moved onto a different platform and waited for about 15 minutes or more, hopefully scanning the banks with our binoculars, to no avail. Then our guide got a radio call that a male grizzly ...
... sent us skyrocketting out of bed. Already dressed, we made breakfast: yogurt with fruit and oatmeal, and filled one thermos with coffee and another with hot water for tea and cocoa. We wormed into our oversized survival suits like giant diapers for the whole body and marched out the ...