It was a bit cooler today, and initially quite grey and gloomy. I didn't mind though because it was Butchart Gardens day! These are some of the most beautiful gardens in the world - meticulously maintained, and I just feel like Alice in Wonderland/Mary from the Secret Garden, every time I visit!
I had a great night's sleep, and a leisurely morning, reading my book (I'm re-reading The Chronicles of Prydain, which I read as a child, and am re-reading again, and loving again, as an adult). After lunch, we headed out to visit the Breakwater Market. It was very sweet, with interesting jewelry, soaps, assorted food, … Continue reading Victoria BC – Day 4
Today was exciting because we went out to the Victoria Lavender Farm! It's about 20 minutes outside of Victoria, and it was delightful. The farm has lavender (obviously), but also some lovely animals - including several beautiful peacocks, a flock of geese, a few little goats (including one named Steve who got his adorable little … Continue reading Victoria BC – Day 3
Happy Canada Day! Today is Canada's 149th birthday! The day started off quite drizzly, with low hanging clouds and a rather subdued group of tourists hanging our the dock, waiting for their whale watching tour. I had a relaxed morning, reading in the floathome. I thought that the bobbing feeling might annoy me, or even … Continue reading Victoria BC – Day 2
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! … Continue reading Victoria, BC – Day 1