Day 5 Victoria, BC – Wednesday 22 April 2015
Ohhh the brekky – sumptuous is a bit of a cliché yet it was. Every piece of cutlery and china on the table was a piece of antique beauty.
Fresh baked goods from Thomas,
Fresh fruit dish from Billy
And a perfect little mound of scrambled eggs on rosti.
We shared the table with a young couple from Boston who gave us valuable travel tips should we get to Boston.
Firstly a tour through local streets to Beacon Hill Park. Awash with tulips, and one corner a wild meadow of grasses and wildflowers. Specific task was to find Emily Carr’s house which was achieved but it was closed.
In our walking we passed through a street marked on the map as part of the ‘Galloping Goose Trail’ We were not sure what that meant but this section was a strip of interesting food and specialist shops. No stopping despite the yummy smells as the huge breakfast was still evident.
The Gallery was our priority destination. Victoria Art Gallery, a beautiful small gallery where a small collection of Emily Carr’s works are held along with artists she mentored and befriended.
Lots of books and additional history on her life you can sit and read as well.
Left the gallery with Thomas’s words in our head “Always walk down Fort Street” – off we went.
Wor Won-Ton (best in town) med $11.50 lg $20
chicken, prawns, BBQ pork & assorted vegetables
Did as we were told. Quite delicious, and as always 1 serve was more than enough for us both. A sort of cross between Pho’ and Won Ton soup.
Wandered through the streets of the old town to the Royal BC Museum. Unbelievable and well deserved of its world class reputation. Despite energy flagging we spent a lengthy time in the museum and the First Nation areas with an extensive archeology section. An introduction to the Haida people who would become more familiar to us as we travelled Haida Gwaii.
A feathery delicious bed in the Bed and Breakfast against which all others would be judged – and come up wanting!