Not bad for a few plants in a quarry
Trip Start Sep 01, 2012
35Trip End Oct 05, 2012
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Breakfast was a real treat, a two course home cooked gourmet feast served in the bright dining room. First course was rhubarb pecan bread with fresh fruit salad and french vanilla yoghurt with an almond and ginger granola. Second course was a smoked tuna omelette (we changed the tuna) with herbed potatoes and BC cherry tomatoes. Wow! And while we were gorging ourselves on all this beautiful food we had two different types of hummingbird flitting around outside, and of course there was also a squirrel.
We went to buy tickets for Butchart gardens from Michelle at the B&B and mentioned we would be going whale watching tomorrow
Off to the beautiful Butchart gardens. Wow again, the quarry garden here is amazing. To have the vision to turn an abandoned limestone quarry into the fantastic garden we saw astounded us. I was also worried there might not be much blooming seeing it's now Fall, but the whole place was a blaze of colour. Lots and lots of photos taken here (Jeff took >100). One thing I did notice though... no squirrels to be seen anywhere. I asked our server at afternoon tea if the squirrels have been (insert cutting neck motion) and he started to laugh nervously. As I suspected, squirrelcide at Butchart gardens!
After scoffing our yummy high tea and having a poke around the upscale kak shop we drove back to town for a look around. Found a very dry park with a plethora of peacocks wandering around and some weird looking trees in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel. Though very pretty, there doesn't actually appear to be that much to see in the city.
Joined a ghost walking tour and had high hopes. These were cruelly dashed. It was ok, but the Munich one kicked its arse.
Thai for dinner and then packed up as won't have much time in the morning.