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Kayaking, Hop-On Hop-Off and MORE MARKETS

Last full day in Victoria

sunny 18 °C

We wanted to make the most of our last day in Victoria as there was so many options left. First up was kayaking down the gorge. We could have gone on a taxi boat but thought kayaking would definitely be more enjoyable, and a new experience on the island. Terumi had told us that she loved kayaking and asked if she could come with us. She had also told us previously that she had passed a kayaking course we assumed that she would be quite good and could maybe show us a thing or two. Anyway turned out that Terumi could not remember anything about her course and was a bit of a disaster. Her paddling was very slow, she looked petrified most of the time and ended up crashing into the stone wall when she returned as she didn’t know how to stop. Hilarious in reality! Anyway, the kayak up the gorge was extremely relaxing and, in addition, it was good to see part of Victoria from a different point of view.

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After we got our land legs back, we toodaloo-ed Terumi and jumped on the hop-on hop-off bus that took us on a tour around Victoria. Some parts we had seen previously but this glorious double-decker bus also took us around to new places (or new for this trip at least). We stopped again Fisherman’s Wharf for lunch. Giaan had fish and chips again and Lesley sampled the 3 salmon chowder. Yummmmmmmmy!

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Hopping on the bus again we took a stop at Beacon’s Hill before going on to some night markets at Oak Bay. These particular markets only run 4 times a year. Excellent variety of stalls including craft, wine, and food. What was not to like?! Bought dinner and a few bits and pieces. Hopped on the last bus at 6:30 that dropped us in Cook Street Village. We had to RUN so we wouldn’t miss it! SUCH hard work. Walked the rest of the way home and arrived about 7:30. Another fairly long but enjoyable day.

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Couldn’t have asked for better weather here in Victoria. Will be sad to leave tomorrow and have really enjoyed staying at the Gaslight Inn and meeting Linda and Jeff. Terrific hosts and will always be welcome at our house if they ever make it over to Oz.

GG and Lessie

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Posted by The Robbos 22:50 Archived in Canada

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Wish I'd been able to see Victoria myself, but thanks so much for the great photos.

by Fran Robinson

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