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me on the ferry

today we wanted to see the suspesion bridge at lynn canyon.. we drove through to lions gate bridge and the park and got a little lost after several horrible directions by the locals.. what does upper levels mean? hahahha finally we got the the rainforest where the sun was streaming through the trees... it was amazing.. really beautiful.. then we heard rushing water and saw the suspension bridge! there were only a few people there so we were able to take pictures of the bridge by ourselves.. the bridge was over this river rapids and on the otherside was a waterfall! we want on a little hike through the woods then got back to our cars deciding where to go next.. a guy comes up to us and tells us to turn of our car engine.. he was very concerned about the environment i guess.. so we drove off toward the ferry where we arrived 2 hours early.. luckily there was a shopping center there where i had doner.. and i bought a magnet of canada.. we waited there and then drove onto the boat.. the boat was huge!! and verynice... the views were amazing and we hoping to see whales but no luck.. the sun was so nice that me and melissa fell asleep on the boat..  great nap.. then we arrived in victoria where we were hoping to see salmon swimming upstream.. but it was really far from the town and it was getting dark again.. so instead we drove down the coast toward the lighthouse and saw some otters swimming in the ocean! it was really cool.. we saw the sunset and drove back into town.. once we check into our hotel we walked to the irish pub where the had live band.. this old guy playing violin and accordian and this ten year old boy playing guitar. they were really good! i ordered fries shepards pie and a guiness and we had apple crumble dessert and icecream.. we walked around town for abit.. we went into the EMPRESS which is a really fancy hotel.. it was pretty cool.. then we walked to the parliament house and took some pictures there.. then we encountered these teenagers who were giving out free hot chocolate on the streets.. they said it was for church but we werent sure.. at our hotel it was full of teenager.. i guess there were 16 basketball teams staying at the hotel.. we had some of those kids below our room and they were noisy..melissa called them in but it didnt help..they were still noisy.. off to bed for another early day!

RJ82 says:
u were there? i wouldve been nice to meet a local! the empress is very impressive..
Posted on: Dec 03, 2009
hummingbird50 says:
Wish I had know you were coming out to this neck of the woods...I work right behind the Empress hotel!!!!
Posted on: Dec 03, 2009
stone31 says:
Congraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaats!!!!! :-)
Posted on: Dec 03, 2009
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me on the ferry
me on the ferry
lions gate bridge
lions gate bridge
amazing lights
amazing lights
waterfall
waterfall
lynn canyon suspnension bridge
lynn canyon suspnension bridge
melissa and sal
melissa and sal
sal
sal
melissa
melissa
empress
empress
relaxing by the water
relaxing by the water
Victoria
photo by: hummingbird50