Our ferry ride over was about 1 1/2 hours

Incredible views on the way, but no whales.. :-)

Arriving Victoria Harbor

Cruise ships in the harbor




Victoria is a beautiful city..


Vickie getting Sammy a hot dog to hold him until lunch.. :-)

Our bus

Our guide..Lyle



Jerry & Sammy at Butchart Gardens

Sammy in front of the Blue Poppy where we had lunch



Jerry & Vickie












Vickie & Sammy





Sammy & Grandpa






The Italian Garden was my favorite..










Jerry, Vickie & Sammy

Looking inside the Poppy Restaurant






Last one..a tired boy ready to go home and rest. :-)

We had another one of those wonderful "WOWSER" days today. We were up early for our trip to Port Angeles to catch the 7:30 ferry to Victoria, British Columbia.

We decided to walk on the ferry instead of taking the car. Vickie booked a tour that has a bus pick you right up at the dock in Victoria. The bus takes you on a mini tour of the city and then drops you off at Butchart Gardens. We had about 2 1/2 hours to see the gardens before meeting the bus for the drive back to the ferry.

Vickie got a great price of $92 each, this included the price of the ferry, the tour and the tickets to see the gardens. It was the best way to see a lot in one day, it was incredible!

Butchart Gardens is one of Victoria's most famous and popular attractions. Begun in 1904 as an effort to restore a worked-out quarry site, the Butchart Gardens in Victoria has visitors from all around the world.

As you make your way around the gardens, you'll walk through stone paths and streams lined with colorful arrays of flowers and trees. Each garden is unique. My personal favorite was the Italian Garden, with the Rose Garden coming in second.

After spending some time enjoying the incredible beauty of the flowers and taking hundreds of pictures, we stopped for lunch at the Blue Poppy Restaurant. We wished we had time for the long one-hour tea, but we only had a short time left before meeting the bus.

After the garden tour, the bus took us back to a different part of Victoria, including China Town. Victoria is a beautiful city. We are thinking about going back with our RV later for a much longer stay. We all had a great time.

I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from Washington.

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