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  • Day36

    Victoria (Whale watching)

    September 8, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Heute ging es um 10.00 Uhr mit dem Boot zum Wale beobachten. Das Wetter war trocken aber nebelig. Wir sahen Seelöwen, Seehunde und ein paar Buckelwale. Wenn die neben dem Boot auftauchen, das ist schon eine imposante Erscheinung.

  • Day52

    Hauptstadt von BC

    October 25, 2018 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Wir stehen hier mitten in Victoria der Hauptstadt von BC. Am Parkplatz im Hafen darf man sogar übernachten für günstige 15$ für 24 Stunden. Geweckt werden wir hier meistens von Wasserflugzeugen, da das Hafenbecken als Landebahn herhalten muss und das Terminal direkt vor unserer Haustüre ist. Hier merkt man auch das die Britische Queen Staatsoberhaupt von Kanada ist, alles ist sehr Englisch gehalten.Read more

  • Day20

    Vancouver Island: Victoria

    April 29, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    After a 2h ferry ride to Vancouver Island, we arrived in the city that istantly reminded me of the UK and prince and princess. Maybe not that surprising considering that Victoria is the capital of British Columbia where the Legislature Building shines brightly at night, the Labor Union gives speeches during the day and the Queen is still omnipresent.

    Additionally, Victoria is a small and cozy town where you can stroll along the harbour, watch sea planes take off and land, go shopping and for some drinks at night (if it's not too late, like after 2).
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  • Day4

    Victoria

    August 30, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wow what a day - biking this morning and then whale watching, after a lovely lunch. When we set out all kitted up at 5.30 who would have thought it would be 9.30 before we got back in, having travelled 65 miles and seen hump back whales and orca's. On both of our bucket lists. Thank you Carol and Simon for the whale watching trip and Gill and Steve P for the bike trip. Awesome memory day.Read more

  • Day20

    CYCLE SOOKE POT HOLES TO VICTORIA

    June 13, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    It's another 'on yer bike' day for us so we set off walking to the seaplane harbour to get fitted up for our bikes at Seawall Cycles and were transported, again by Roger, to Sooke Pot Holes. Today we were joined on the bus by Kathleen from Australia but she was on a speed run as she had to complete the 50 km of the Galloping Goose Trail and be back by 3 pm to catch a ferry for Seattle.

    The pot holes were very impressive and it was interesting to read the signboard at the potholes which explained about the large chimney and part complete building, apparently a business man had purchased the land with the vision of building a luxury vacation lodge on the river but he ran out of money and the part build structure has just been fenced off and left.

    We had a slight problem at the beginning of the trail as one of the bridges had been closed and the suggested alternative route was really only for walkers and horse riders, we pushed the bike up the first very steep hill but didn't like the look of the very steep mountain bike type downhill so doubled back to the little but undulating road that ran along the river. We joined the proper trail again, which is another disused railway line, and it was an extremely pleasant, rural track through forest and along lakes. We saw several deer and one snake, the only thing missing was a coffee stop so we were very pleased we had bought a picnic. In mid afternoon, as we were getting closer to Victoria, we did come to an area where they are building a lot of new housing and there was a shopping plaza with a bar that served coffee. From 4.30 pm onwards our very quiet track with few other riders turned into the bike commuter route out of Victoria with a continuous stream of riders coming in the opposite direction. It was still a very good path over rivers and parks and a great commute.

    We returned our bikes and returned 'home' to pack our bags for tomorrow's bus and BC Ferry journey to Vancouver.
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  • Day29

    Our last night in town

    May 22, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    As the last touches of spring sunshine linger on the snow-covered mountains we celebrate our final night in Victoria, on Canadian soil. It’s been a buzz, a wonderful thirty days abroad.

    With a more than adequate meal at The Local Sheree and I recounted the highlights. We’ve seen the plenty of spring weather, from below zero with snow and ice to above thirty, hot and dry. We’ve absorbed the majesty of the Rockies, the rolling Prairies, overflowing rivers, huge green forests and rocky shores, little villages in back country Alberta to downtown CBDs!

    The Canadians are wonderful people. They are a kindred spirit, like cousins across the Pacific. There is a real caring, sensitive awareness of others, of society, of environment, of community, of living - positive to witness.

    Victoria, you’ve been great. Canada, we love you. RVing, what a way to go. Getting out of the work habit for a time, to travel, always shows us much, helps us appreciate what we have, and most importantly gives us an Itch for more.

    I have to admit, though, our most important task ahead, is to meet and cuddle our newest grandchild, Juliette Rose. We can’t wait to meet you!!
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  • Day28

    Victoria, it was your day!

    May 21, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Sheree organised our visit to Victoria, BC's capital, on Victoria Day - their annual celebration. So good to join the festivities! We ferried the Puget Sound from Seattle to Victoria - a three-hour cruise. We caught the tail end of the parade, giving us a hint of a confident, diverse community.

    Victoria has a long maritime history with an Australian connection - Captain Cook visited in 1778. The city, despite a strong First Nation foundation, became very British until a few years ago. According to a local Diner owner, "Many different cultures have discovered the benefits of living in one of Canada's friendliest cities, mild winters and easy access to cities, wilderness and ocean.”

    In today's parade there were Taiwanese, Nepalese, Spanish, Mexican, French, Turkish, amongst other cultures, represented, so this city has matured. A building boom matching Brisbane, is in progress - the locals own this space, First Nations included!

    By mid afternoon we were in brilliant sunshine, around 18 degs, with a slight southerly breeze. That breeze was coming straight off the water and a snow-covered Olympic Mountain Range, Washington Penisula, USA. We celebrated our visit and look forward to visitng Butchart Gardens. Can't wait!!
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  • Day142

    Victoria, Kanada!

    May 8, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Tadaaaa, ich bin in Kanada!! :)

    Also: während ich nach einer Lösung für mein Zug Problem suchte meinte Jana (welche ich im Hostel kennengelernt habe) zum Spass, dass sie für eine Woche nach Kanada reist und ich ja mitkommen könnte. Zuerst dachte ich natürlich kommt nicht in Frage. Als ich dann die Flüge checkte musste ich sagen warum eigentlich nicht, denn diese sind ziemlich günstig. Nach einigem hin und her habe ich die Flüge dann gebucht. Und deshalb bin ich jetzt in Victoria im wunderschönen Kanada!

    Hatte allerdings ziemliches Glück, da ich um ein Haar meinen Anschlussflug in Vancouver verpasste. Ich musste den Usain Bolt in mir wecken, um völlig verschwitzt auf den letzten Drücker ins Flugzeug zu stolpern...

    Der aktuelle Plan lautet folgendermassen: jetzt eine Woche Kanada, dann zurück nach LA und mit dem Velo in den Yosemite, dann weiter nach San Francisco und dort noch die Stadt anschauen bevor es dann nach Norwegen geht. Ich hoffe das haut hin, was mich jedoch selber etwas überraschen würde ;)
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  • Day143

    Victoria Stadtbesichtigung

    May 9, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Heute haben wie uns die Stadt angeschaut. Victoria ist wirklich schön. Es ist relativ klein und man kann praktisch alles zu Fuss erreichen. Im Hafenbecken kann man Robben beobachten und mit etwas Glück soll man auch Orcas entdecken können. Das Wetter hat auch mitgespielt und so war es einfach ein super entspannter Tag.Read more

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