This is a busy harbour. Boats of all sorts (big commercial vessels, private yachts, etc.) AND airplanes!!!
AND house boats!
Here is a little "pickle boat" - I think these are really cute! They use them to tour around the harbour.
A busy harbour needs law and order - here are the boys in blue.
Victoria is a major tourist destination. One thing to do is go whale watching - for orca. We took the boys whale watching years ago from Telegraph Cove (much further north on the Island). If we'd have had more time this trip we might have gone - but alas, we were quite time constrained. It will be a next time activity.
Back on land, we drove around a bit before locating a hotel and dinner. This is from Scenic Drive.
From Mount Tomlie.
The Empress Hotel. They say Victorians are more British than the British. Not sure if that is still true, but they still serve tea every afternoon at the Empress.
Here is the Empress again.
By the time 5:00 pm rolled around I was craving a chocolate milkshake so asked where we could get one - a real one made with real ice cream and milk from scratch - not the machine kind. The new Roger's Soda Shop was recommended so we headed over there - it's near the Empress. While we were enjoying our milk shakes, we were entertained by a busker dressed as Darth Vader playing violin. Very amusing! Perhaps a vision from the future my sister suggested - if the Star Wars loving Craig and the violin playing Rhonwyn were to procreate, perhaps this is what - oh no - banish that thought! :)