As we pulled out of Vancouver almost three hours after our original planned departure – I started to wonder about our time in BC. There is an issue about tides, bridge heights and large ships which I was interested in seeing. But it was dark, except for green lights on that bridge and the ship sailed so quietly that I hardly noticed we were moving.
Our hours in Victoria, BC were to be ~ 0830 to 1700 give or take clearance, arrivals/gangways, and all-on-board times.
Jill, Graeme, and I left the ship shortly after 0900 and wandering slowly towards downtown. No big hurry since our destination didn’t open till 1000. Button and Needlework Boutique is right downtown.
There was a huge selection of knitting needles & yarn. A fair amount of crewelwork & embroidery. Some cross stitch patterns (mostly regional), the complete line of DMC floss and a scattering of the common overdid floss. I skipped the fabric section completely and bought one pattern for a present and two skeins of DMC 4090 which I had been completely unable to find in the US.
At this point, I was tired and started the ~ 3km back toward the ship, with stopping at a few tourist shops and some interesting sights.
in the harbor…
The B.C. Parliament Building
Various assorted plant sculptures which included this particular horse (called The Judge) in one of the hotel courtyards.
I passed the Fisherman’s Wharf both going and coming but knew better than to go exploring.
and finally, pretty wiped out for hiking under 5km, managed to get back to the ship.
And now the “final” comments for the day….
the next days will be at sea. What you are mostly going to get is ship exploration and the occasional silly picture
I may/may not bother with any of the formal activities: Example – tomorrow is the Top Tier Party at something silly like 1000. It also happens to land time-wise on top of Yom Kippur Services. Obvious my choice..
there will always be the stitching update. And maybe the book/audio book update.
Bonkers Mystery Stitch-a-Long. Part 2/2 by Barbara Ana.
For. those of you observing Yom Kippur – may your prayers be heard and your fast be light.