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Leaving Victoria, Arriving in Vancouver!!

11 °C

It was a bit sad to leave our accommodation and Linda and Jeff, as they’d been so kind to us. We knew we would miss Victoria, and realised that sadly we probably knew it better than the actual city of Brisbane. Promising to leave a review on TripAdvisor, we hopped in Jeff’s car and he dropped us off at the place where our bus would leave. This bus would take us onto the ship to Vancouver and would then deliver us downtown in Vancouver.

Jeff and Linda :)

Then, after the bus DROVE ONTO THE BOAT (deck 2), we went up to deck 5 and 6 and sat outside, enjoying the gorgeous scenery. Mum bought some clam chowder (put it in a take-away cardboard coffee cup so she could take it outside) and G salivated over the sushi she had grabbed. Then the ship’s journey was over and we had reached the mainland. Les and Giaan rushed down to deck 2 to get back on the bus and were some of the last people on there, regardless that we arrived 10 minutes before we were meant to. The trip from Victoria to Vancouver Downtown took about 4 hours in total.

Boat Trail

Our boat

After a short taxi ride to our accommodation, we met Brad, the landlord of the unit that we are renting for the next 5 nights. He was very welcoming and gave is a quick rundown of some things to do and places to eat while we were here. After he left we were both very happy to sit for an hour and put our feet up as it had been a very busy week.

Where our apartment lives - The Horizon

Rooftop pool

View from two floors up. Where the pool resides.

No rest for the wicked, though, as we were only here for 5 days and there were lots of things we wanted to do. Just basically spent the afternoon checking out the layout of the land, a little bit of food shopping and watching the sunset down at the waterfront (Sunset Beach) which was very appropriately named. Perfect place to watch the sunset over the water and the sailing boats in the foreground.


Feeling pretty tired at this stage we made toasted sandwiches for dinner, planned our next few days and went to watch the insides of our eyelids before heading out on our next day’s adventure.

Miss you all,
Lesley and Giaan

Posted by The Robbos 08:52 Archived in Canada

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Hope you are receiving my efforts as it takes forever.-Your coverage is terrific as are the photos-you seem to have been very fortunate with accommodation and such nice people.You have covered a lot of ground.Great work you both. Looking forward to the second leg. We are all feeling a bit envious but wish you a continuing ball.I've heard shares in sushi have doubled Missing you lots. LOL Mum+Grannyxxx

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