Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Barfy Boat to the Barren Bakery

We spent the weekend of April 22-24 in Victoria, BC visiting friends of ours: Michelle, Gaston, and their daughter Maia. We took the Victoria Clipper ferry from Seattle at 8:00 AM. It was a very nice ride and coffee was a mere $1 with unlimited refills. We met Michelle at the harbor and headed back to their place. Victoria is a very nice city and easily walkable. Its location on Vancouver Island makes it almost entirely surrounded by water. Which brings me to the title of the post.

Our first venture out in to Victoria was to go to an organic bakery to try their pain au chocolate. We neglected to realize this was the day before Easter, so the bakery was sold out of everything but a few cookies. Coupled with a somewhat bumpy harbor ferry ride, it made a number of us a bit sick. We decided to walk back rather than take the ferry, which was nice because we got to see more of that side of the harbor as well as walk across the drawbridge.

The weather was really nice during our entire visit. I was finally able to try poutine. I like it. I've posted pictures from our trip here. Wish we could have spent more time there, but it was still a nice long relaxing weekend. Definitely have to plan a return trip in the future.

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