Back to the island..
Trip Start Jan 03, 1976
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Winter in Victoria seemed to mean half the town was closed and there weren't too many others around. A very different feel to the summertime flower basket tourist touting visit of last time!
One of the main attractions advertised is Miniature World, and at $12 a visit we had decided not to go last time, despite my dreams of stomping around mini worlds and proclaiming "I am a giant". Unfortunately the advertised pictures of people doing just this don't show that every model is behind glass.
We had a great run around the maritime museum and playing pirates.. it is also located in an old court room so we managed to play both sides of the law. We also headed to the art gallery, BC museum and Craigdarough Castle.. which is just like a big old house and not particularly castleish. This time I actually went inside and climbed the stairs to the top.. after that we headed off to the pub for a well earned beer.
At a cute old Irish pub we decided to do a beer taster set called "Tastes of the Island" with a few local beers to try. When they came up with a taste set that included Guinness we wondered what was going on. It took some explaining to the waitress that we wanted Island and not Ireland.. I think we ended up having to point in the end.. and both of us think we don't have strong accents!