Full Day #1
04.09.2015 - 11.09.2015 16 °C
Went down to brekkie about 9 o'clock after having a solid sleep. It was beautifully set out. Our breakfast included tea, coffee, juice, a selection of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit and freshly baked scones with jam and cream. This was for TWO people. Who needs a high tea at the Empress Hotel?? Pffft. Not me.
We had a bit of a late start due to Giaan completing her schoolwork. Anyway, close to lunchtime we headed down for a walk.
Thrift Store (FOR YOU GRANNY!)
We spent a LONG time at the Bastion Market Square whilst Les made only 2 difficult decisions regarding purchases. A particularly special one being a bracelet made out of a fork! Giaan bought one with Snoopy and Lesley bought a gold and silver patterned one. I'm sure you can see who is the most mature (G-bomb). There we also purchased 4 beautiful photographs from a lady who photographs around BC with her family. Then down to the harbour.
Boat Festival at the harbour.
Fortunately for us we came to Victoria at a good time. There was the Blues Festival and lots of market stalls - day and night (just for us I'm sure). In addition, the Boat Festival. We bought snaps for our snap bracelets that we had bought back in Australia. To see more about them click HERE.
We then headed off to Blue Fish, Red Fish which was a little food cart/van on the right side of the harbour. Thought we'd give it a try, as it had been recommended. Giaan wasn't too fussed as it was a bit oily and greasy. But their chowder looked awesome and we have since been told that it is. However, if we were to go back, perhaps we'd try it then.
On the way past the harbour and up towards the shops, we stopped to watch a professional street performer. He was very funny and managed to juggle fire, bowling pins and knives. He had the crowd on the edge of their seats, applauding loudly, grabbing the attention of passers by. Saw that another guy would be performing later that night and stopped by for that.
However, before returning to the 'stage', we walked up to the shops to pick up the Love Lettuce from Lush and grabbed and ice-cream for G. Chocolate and Cappuccino. But, Les was too full from lunch so stuck with inhaling the air not the sugary dairy product (like G).
Les and G