Challenge: A day trip of Vancouver Island

Trip Start Jul 03, 2012
Trip End Dec 16, 2012

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What I did
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Red Fish Blue Fish (Fish and Chips)

Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Saturday, August 11, 2012

Travelling Vancouver Island starting from mainland Vancouver can be undertaken in one day using only public transport. (Leave those cars at home!)

Just follow this simple no fail formula and you can do it to:

6:45am Wake - Walk - Train - Walk - Train - Bus -  Ferry - Bus - Bus - Walk - Fish and Chips + SightSee - Bus - Ferry - Bus - Train - Train - Walk - The End, Well Done! 

If you successfully complete your mission you will have spent approximately 13 hours in Transit.. While spending 3 hours actually sight seeing. However this been said it's an amazing place that is well worth the visit. You will witness some extraordinary views during the ferry ride. We took the scenic bus ride which took us to Butchart Gardens and saw stunning views through the lake district. Fortunately I had company for this trip, which was very lucky! A French girl who who had befriended me at the hostel had asked me to join her. She was very cool and easygoing and has inspired me to look into couch surfing!

It was a beautiful day in the city of Victoria was the city and the city was alive with tourist activity, markets, cafes and shops. However, the high number of tourists did meant it was long waits for nearly everything. When we arrived at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal we were dismayed by the enormous spiralling queue to catch the express bus to Victoria.  

If you are prepared to wait for your Fish and Chips the extremely popular Red Fish, Blue Fish wil not disappoint!  I ordered the Salmon Tempura and Hand cut chips.. Yum. We had to wait about 45 mins but it was hands down, the best fish and chips I've ever had!
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Evelyn- on

wonderful photos and info. Keep it coming. Keep safe and have lots of fun !! xx

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