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.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Exploring the Inner Harbor

With so much to see and the weather absolutely beautiful, we can't wait to go and explore some of what the Inner Harbour has to offer.

As directed by several guides, we board the little Victoria Harbour Ferry to begin our adventure. The captains are all very helpful as we hop on and off exploring. It's definitely the ticket to viewing this area the most efficiently and fun way possible.

A stop in Chinatown is not what we think it will be so we don't linger very long. Further along our route we find the Craigdarroch Castle and this excursion enjoy quite a bit. What a beautifully restored piece of architecture is here. The views from the higher rooms are amazing and though the inside furnishings are not originals, they've taken great pain in attempting to still furnish lavishly. This is a must see while in Victoria.

Interesting architecture abounds and the flowers adorn everywhere. It is the picture book perfect seaside village which surrounds all areas of the harbour.

Float homes at Fisherman's Wharf and West Bay Marine Village are enchanting and we all pick our favorite home we'd choose to buy. Both areas are markedly individual. The busy Wharf allows visitors to meander all around and is hopping with activity while the laid back and more private West Bay seems quite calm and near deserted save the neighboring RV park which is full of summer travelers. Each marina is full of character and provides docks for a plethora of small and large vessels boasting fun names. Job Less tickles the most!

The colors are vibrant and the people so friendly. We're thrilled with all there is to take in. Victoria is one beautiful place, just as we've heard.

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