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Victoria, British Columbia

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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We get up early to board the ferry at Port Angeles WA.

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The 90 minute ferry ride takes us to Victoria, Vancouver Island (British Columbia). The weather is good, but the ferry still sways A LOT in the middle of the Strait of Juan Fuca! I get seasick very, very easily and the one Bonine that I took did not help 100%, so I was glad to arrive in Victoria. The ride into Victoria harbor is gorgeous and the town is very picturesque. Lots of nice architecture; lot of flowers; beautiful sunny day. We first visit the Parliament building (Victoria is the capital of British Columbia). The building is gorgeous inside and out, with beautiful landscaping. We get a guided tour of their rotunda and then go back outside to enjoy the sunshine.

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Then Joe wants to visit a tourist trap that is heavily advertised, Miniature World :-) He enjoys it and as he points out, "it's educational". The displays each have a tidbit about the history of the event in the display.

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We have some lunch at a deli and then walk around the town for the rest of the day, including the wharf area (and it's many hydroplanes) and Chinatown.
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The ferry only makes one trip to/from today, so we catch the 4pm ferry back. I wasn't feeling great the whole day (very sleepy) so I was glad to be back on the ferry for the 90 minute ride back. I don't know if it was as bumpy as the trip in the morning or not; I actually fell asleep on the way back.

We get back to the RV, quick dinner, and I actually fall asleep by 7pm and don't wake til 7:30am the next morning.

Posted by jengelman 07:13 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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