Vancouver Island 31st of October to 4th of November
We took the ferry over to Victoria which took us an hour and a half. It was a beautiful crossing with mountains, Islands and Pete even spotted a whale. Not sure I believe him to be honest, I never saw it, even when he kept pointing to it.
Once off the ferry we took a bus downtown and then another bus to our air bnb. The air bnb was a really lovely basement apartment and we felt really at home there. We settled in and started to plan for our next adventure, our road trip down the West coast of America.
The next day we took a walk to Willow Beach. As it started to spit with rain we decided we were in need of a coffee and you guessed it a piece of cake. Pete hastily looked up a coffee place and we found a brilliant little place in the middle of a residential estate called `De’lish”.. and it was. A peanut butter cookie and chocolate brownie in our bellies we headed back to the apartment.
Again, we could use the kitchen so we decided we were in serious need of vegetables so we went to Save on foods (Ha)!!! and got veg to make a stir fry. Pete made a really good sir fry sauce and we tucked into some vegetables at last.
Day 2 in Victoria consisted of walking in to Victoria which took about an hour and visiting the BC Museum. This was really good as there was an exhibition on Mammoths and we saw a forty thousand-year old Mammoth called ‘Lyuba’ who died and was frozen in Russia. This Mammoth has been used for research and has told scientists a lot about this species. After this we took a walk around the harbour and then returned home where Pete cooked a scrum pesto pasta dish.
Day 3 in Victoria involved a walk in and an all you can eat Indian buffet. We had been craving Indian food and Pete does love a good all you can eat buffet. After a lovely meal we headed off for a coastal walk. We met so many dogs and took in the beautiful scenery. This walk ended back at the De’lish cafe as I couldn’t leave Victoria without paying it another visit. Pete was very gracious as it took us a mile or so out of our way to get home but I think the peanut butter biscuit had been so good last time, it swayed him.
We really enjoyed Victoria. It had a great feel to it and we would love to explore more of Vancouver Island if we came back…. now it was on to sleepless Seattle.