|Ready steady Go!|
The weather was not so good when we left Vancouver and only a little better once we arrived, but by the afternoon the clouds had broken up and the sun was peeping through. As the weather was not that great when we arrived we hit the shops that were on the'must visit' list that M had suggested. The first was a quilt shop,
|Satin Moon Quilt shop|
and I bought some bits that were on sale, the next was a shop selling buttons, knitting wool, and everything that went with sampler patterns. I'll show you what I bought...
|I think the shope is called 'Button-up'... I wonder why|
|These are my treasures from 'Button-up'|
|Oppps!!! we had a second visit to the shop.....|
Our legs were getting a bit tired and by the harbour a cute little water taxi was waiting for passengers, so we hopped on and had a trip along the gorge.
|I am not the one getting the cuddle|
|Lazy ride in the sun|
That was just the first day!
We woke for our second day in Victoria to blue skies and sunshine. A trip to Chinatown was on the list today, and we both felt that although smaller than Vancouver's Chinatown, it was much better.
After a very healthy lunch of fresh fruit we found a nice park to sit in and watch the comings and goings around the harbour. Supper was at the Blue Crab restaurant which again gave us beautiful views of the harbour with the sea planes and ferries coming and going. Full after our sea food supper we walked back to the hotel to pack ready to leave tomorrow.
Our last breakfast on Victoria was a small affair, fruit and toast, scrummy! We caught a bus to Butchart Gardens which again gave us a tour of the city and a bit of the history behind the island and also the gardens. I cannot explain how stunning the gardens are, and the pics we took could never do it justice. It is certainly a 'must visit' on anyone's list.
|We thought this looked good....|
|Then you turn the corner and this view almost takes your breath away|
|The lake was so still the reflextions are great|
|The whole garden is a wonderland.|
After a wonderful day, we caught the ferry back to Vancouver where N met us. Lots to show and tell once back in the cove.
Seattle here we come! Our trip down included a stop at a shopping outlet where the younger 'L' family found lots of bargains. Supper treat was at the famous 'Elliot's. 'Crab-a-licous'
|Is the bib needed????|
Mixed bunches of flowers at give away prices
O.K. this friut was covered in chocolate.
|Have you ever seen larger Salmon???|
Next the Seattle Needle, and as it was such a clear day the view was fab.
Our last evening in Seattle was at 5 th Avenue Theatre to see Les Miserables.....I love that musical and the new backlighting and scenes in my mind are a Great improvement. Fantastic show! Sunday was a journey-home day, but M and I had a date at 'Joannes' so we left the others and had a head start. Joanne's was not a disappointment-lots to buy if only there was unlimited cash.