Tag Archives: Canada

BC Ferries at Work

Our ferry ride to Swartz Bay was on one of BC Ferries larger boats.  There were multiple decks to explore and a great view to watch passing by once we got in amongst the Gulf Islands.  We also saw a … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making the Victoria Approach

I walked along the harbour shoreline in Victoria to go and see some of the floatplanes in operation.  The planes have to take off and “land” in the outer area of the harbour so they are a bit away from … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Captain Cook Not Getting Respect

The waterfront of Victoria Harbour has a statue of Captain Cook.  This is a long way from his home town of Whitby but the lad did get about a bit.  Given the nature of his efforts, you might think he … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

V2V Express (I Guess)

During our visit to Victoria, there was a fast catamaran ferry moored up in the harbor.  It was named to the V2V Express.  Based on the name, my assumption is that it provides a fast connection between the downtown harbors … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coho at Work

There is a direct ferry from Port Angeles to downtown Victoria operated by Black Ball Line.  Their boat is an old ship called the Coho.  We have taken this route on a previous visit but didn’t use it this time.  … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passing Through the Gulf Islands

To get to Victoria for our visit, we took the BC Ferries route from Tsawwassen.  This route crosses some open water but then it weaves its way through the Gulf Islands.  This makes for a really picturesque journey.  On the … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Otter Crew

While walking along the harbor in Victoria, I happened to be looking over the edge when three otters came out from under where we were and dropped into the water. I was quite surprised by this and we watched them … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Legislative Chamber

The legislature was out of session while we were in Victoria and access to the galleries over the chamber was closed. However, the door to the chamber was open so you could see the space in which the legislature meets. … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elusive Coast Guard Bell 429

I think the Coast Guard was messing with me while I was in Victoria. They operate a Bell 429 from their pad in the harbor and we saw it flying around on a regular basis. However, it always seemed to … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, Pacific Northwest, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rebuilding With a Shell

We spent a long weekend in Victoria BC recently. A block from our hotel was an old building undergoing a complete rebuild. This is something that I have seen done a lot in London and I like the idea. Rather … Continue reading

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment