I had a very early morning today – up at 4:15 for the taxi, and then my flight to Victoria left at 7:25am. As luck would have it, I was seated next to a 6 month old baby on the flight, so I was pretty glad when my hour and 15 minute flight was up!
My parents picked me up at the airport, and we went straight to John’s Place, for a delicious breakfast. We made a quick trip to GVHA, so my parents could pick up the keys for their new place (which they take possession of today!), then made a quick trip to the grocery store. It was so nice to see all the fresh seafood at the market. Calgary does not have a lot of fresh seafood, landlocked as we are, and I LOVE shrimps, and scallops etc…
We dropped our things off at the floathome, and then explored the dock. My parents have purchased a little place on Fisherman’s Wharf that they’re going to be renovating. It’s a very neat community, full of eclectic houses, and some interesting little businesses.
The nice thing about living on the dock at Fisherman’s Wharf is that you’re quite close to Downtown Victoria, without being right in the main harbour. We went for dinner at The Steamship, a lovely restaurant that looks out over the main harbour. We walked there, and I was able to get some lovely photos!
Life is slower in Victoria than it is in Calgary, and I don’t think it’s just because I’m on vacation. This is a walking city, and so there are pedestrians everywhere. The climate is much nicer than Calgary, and everywhere you look, there’s something beautiful to look at. It makes you want to take your time; to enjoy the time it takes you to get somewhere, and not just the destination itself