03.09.2015 - 03.09.2015
When we arrived at our lovely B&B it was wonderful to be greeted by Linda and her husband, Jeff. The whole atmosphere of the place was homely and comfortable. Linda and Jeff are artists and have been for years, both working with glass and paintings. Breakfast the next morning would be between 8:30am and 10:30am. We were shown our room, given a house and room key and told that it would begin to get dark at 8:00pm.
Then it was time for a walk downtown, because come on, we were hungry. We timed our walk down to the Harbour and ended up with about half an hour, one way. We popped into the information centre at the harbour and checked out some brochures, maps and walks. Strolled passed shops and looked out for tourist and food (of course) stores on the way back. Then we spotted Lush. Giaan’s heart stopped, skipped several more beats and started back up again. Grabbed the new coffee face mask (isn’t out in Aus, to our knowledge) and ordered to pick up a Love Lettuce face scrub the next day. There was a lolly shop two stores down that sold SALTWATER TAFFY. Although we felt like buying a big bag we only bought enough for a treat t that night. The large bag would have to wait.
We looked for the fish and chips place that had been advertised and was located near our accommodation. However, can you believe it? CLOSED. Then began looking for a sushi shop (Goodness. We love sushi, as I’m sure you’d know) and thought we’d found somewhere but- could barely be called a sushi shop. It was an Asian food store with a small variety of very ‘extreme’ sushi (too many sauces for us). So that was that. Finally, after wandering around for a bit more we decided on Maccas. Just needed a quick dinner because it was getting dark and we were in definite need of a long nap.
On the way back to our accommodation we walked up Pandora Street. Not the best decision we have made to date. There were many street people who looked a bit scary and kept asking for money. Let’s just say we were glad to get back to our B&B. We made a mental note to find a different way home.
Back in the B&B we were extremely pleased to get horizontal and close our eyes. This sleep had been a long time coming. We were looking forward to our first full day in Canada.