Long Walk and Big Totem Pole
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Yesterday was quite a lazy day as it rained! We did, however, go out for a fantastic meal at a restaurant called 'The Black Olive.' Best meal of the trip so far.
Today we were up at 10am; we are slowly slipping into lazy traveller mode. Today's mission was to find a supermarket, which we did right at the other end of town. It wasn't too far from Beacon Hill Park, a huge park in the city that contains the world's tallest totem pole at 127 ft. You would think it easy to find, but it proved problematic. After Emma fending off bloodthirsty squirrels that were after our shopping, we eventually found it. It was indeed tall. It was also just next to the ocean and across the Juan de Fuca Straights we could see the USA. We decided to follow the coastal path back to Victoria's inner harbour, and a mighty walk it was. We had lots of good ocean views, walked past the cruiseship terminal, and the upmarket area of Fisherman's Wharf with impressive apartment blocks. We also saw some boat houses built on the sides of the jetties, one of which was for sale. Emma wouldn't buy it so we carried on. The Victoria Clipper catamaran (ferry) passed us as we were walking back, heading for Seattle. We thought about the possibility of going for a day trip, but it would have cost too much.