Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Making Victoria Home

As we depart the ferry, we travel to James Bay in downtown Victoria. It is absolutely gorgeous as we hit the inner harbour. Our beautiful condo overlooks charming Fisherman's Village, housing several floating homes, a great seafood market, harbor cruises, and quaint eateries. The views afforded from our balcony are out of this world!

After strolling the little village, we set up housekeeping for our visit. Kimberly has offered to create one of her amazing dinners this first evening and armed with her necessary glass of wine begins preparation.

Dinner on one of our two decks overlooking the float planes runway as sun sets is the perfect start to our time here. We drink our wine and enjoy a feast of smoked salmon stuffed mushrooms, baked goat cheese with peppers, sauteed swordfish and scones with strawberries and fresh cream. We sure have missed Kimberly's little creations.

The harbour is quite busy at dusk with ferries, barges, tugboats and sea planes. It is quite something to watch these little planes take off and land with the bay as their runway. Mixed with the spectacular color of the little village, the sun setting over the city and the night lights starting to shine, we could not ask for a better evening!

Here's to a week of good friends, good wine, good food, and spectacular Victoria!

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