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... There is a real spirit to the islands. I am so impressed by the creativity and integrity of the people who live there. There is a concern for their neighbors and the desire to work the land in a meaningful way.
I'm leaving the islands with my homework: study the natives that populated the islands, reading about the 'Pig’ War, learning more about the ...
I have lived in Oregon for over two decades and have never visited the San Juan Islands. It's a part of Washington I just hadn’t explored, until now. People that have been to the islands always say how beautiful it is, how invigorating it is to kayak the waters or hike the hills. Never had I heard about the uniqueness of the islands (four of which are accessible by ferry). Not a peep about the artists that capture the beauty ...
Thereafter, developments popped up at speed. After dispatching the forms to Holland I checked my e-mail for other messages and found one from our agent in Tecate to say that they had been trying to e-mail to me without success OUR CANADIAN LIABILITY INSURANCE CARD! In other words the policy we had taken out with them on crossing into the USA also covered us after all for
Canada as well! It was with a strange mix of relief and frustration that I immediately dashed ...
The last three days I've been kayaking and camping with Outdoor Odyssey. I'm exhausted but had a wonderful time. Kayaking is an excellent way to see wild life. We saw deer, eagles, starfish, jellyfish, porpoise, harbor seals, sea otters, and finally the best of all ORCAS! The guide (Nikken) provided excellent gourmet food and lots of patience with our group - which had varied levels of kayaking experience. Only draw back was the head cold and muscle strain I ...
At approximately 3:00 p.m. we docked at the Victoria, BC pier. We disembarked and waited in a line for transportation into the downtown area.
Since vans were a premium, we split up 3/3 and took separate cabs to the Empress Hotel. Once at the hotel we saw a Grayline tent set up to sell tour tickets to Butchart Gardens that left every couple of hours.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service