Monday, May 30, 2011

Victoria cont

So after lunch we walked around more. I loved taking pictures of the flowers.

They are also many older buildings. The Empress,


the different condos and apartment with unique roofs, and windows. Needless to say I took pictures of them too.

As we walked we looked for a bakery for sausage rolls. The English in us coming out.

Walking some more and shopping it was time to go back to the boat.

We had gotten our boarding passes when we got to Victoria so all we had to do was go through customs. I had put my backpack and shopping bag with my camera down on a chair in the lobby to try to organize things In rushing I left my camera on the chair. Thank you to who ever turned it in. So we went thru customs and sat down in a crowded room. As I was putting my passport away I noticed my camera was not there. So went to customs and was sent back to lobby and got my camera. When I went to customs the second time they just let me walk thru with some joking remarks.

On the Victoria Clipper we sat downstairs going home. Right in the bow. Great view of the rain and the dark waters.

I had a great time and want to go up to Canada just to explorer more.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The last month

Time has slipped away. I have been so busy and some times not so busy.

I got to do some great things these last few weeks.

First, Joined a gym. Have been working out a few times a week. It has been fun. Joined with friends. So Saturday mornings we have been going to aquafit. It has is a wet and fun and workout time. I missed one week so I could go to Canada with my sister.

I got a great deal on the Victoria Clipper from Groupon. I took my sister Nancy, who just got her enhanced license. We got up early and drove to Seattle to find the parking garage. I made my niece get up so I could finally give her the birthday present that has been in my car for a few weeks. I don't think she liked having to get up at 5:30 to get it.

Inside the clipper

outside the clipper

We got to the Clipper were 4th in line and yet they had printer problems so we had "old fashion" boarding passes. On the ship we went upstairs for the ride up. So we headed out into the sound. We got to see a super hero. Captain Orca on a jet ski chasing the boat.

After 2 1/2 hours we arrived in Victoria. Oh the buildings with the old look so beautiful

The Empress

Across the harbor

An Inn

We walked and walked. There was a parade

We had lunch ar Red Fish, Blue Fish. A very small joint in a truck cargo carrier on the harbour. Long line but great food.