Victoria Travel Blog› entry 18 of 42 › view all entries
It's been quite a flying visit to Victoria, we've had about 2 ½ days here. The ferry ride over here was fantastic, we went through the San Juan Islands, and the sun was shining which always makes everything look better! I'm not always the best sailor, but it was so still that I wouldn't have even known I was on a boat if I was inside. The weather over the last 2 days has not been so good, but certainly nothing to complain about, compared to what he have been in!
Yesterday we went to the Royal BC Museum, with a large section on climate change ranging from the ice age to modern day and beyond, and another section on the people of British Columbia, and their history.
Today we walked down through Beacon Hill Park which is supposed to have the world's second tallest totum pole in it but we didn't see it.
The other side of the park leads down to the coast, so we walked down the cliff edge steps and found lots of little pebble coves, all deserted. It looked so much like the British coastline it was unnerving, very rocky, with huge grassy banks. We spent ages walking along the shore, climbing the rocks, and looking in rockpools. We got quite scared by these huge tentacle things which were everywhere and looked like there had been a mass octopus slaughter, I think they were actually weird mutant seaweed thingys, either way they were FREAKY!