Yesterday was a really long travel day. Once we arrived in Vancouver, we took a bus to the ferry for an 1 1/2 hour ride and then the bus continued on into Victoria. The ferry ride was great. This entire area of the northwest is just incredible. It was late afternoon, clear and sunny and just wonderful.
The next wonderful surprise for us was when we arrived at our hotel. The Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour upgraded us to a corner suite with a harbor view. It was a fabulous view and a very beautiful and comfortable room. What a great way to start a vacation.
So our first full day begins a little slowly. Our plan today is to spend time at the inner harbor area and around that area of downtown. So off we go. We did both the inner harbor tour and the gorge cruise on these cool little boats called Victoria Harbour Ferry. On Sunday morning they do a Ferry ballet to the music of “The Blue Danube Waltz”. It was really cool. A whole group of our photos show the ballet formations. After these two boat tours we found lunch and worked our way back to our hotel through the streets of Victoria.
The streets, restaurants and shops were all very busy with both tourists and locals. There are around 80,000 residents in the downtown area. Victoria is a very vital and active downtown area. This was a wonderful day in our trek on “The Glamour of the Road”.