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Victoria, British Columbia

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

sunny 0 °F

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


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.


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.


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.


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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