S: Victoria, British Columbia ~ 2011
FC: Victoria, British Columbia July 2011
1: Victoria Harbour
2: Whale Watching | Mount Rainier
4: The wind-blown look | Hot Cocoa for the ride
5: Cruising around with Dave and Kristi
6: Heading around the south side of Vancouver Island, we traveled into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. On the way we were able to see Mount Rainier, a rare site from Victoria. The captain got word of a couple pods traveling south of the island, so we raced to catch them. In the area, we saw many orcas, including a 16 year old male named Riptide, who's dorsal fin is over six feet tall! | Riptide | Riptide and his younger sister, Hy'shqa
9: All Around the Town....
16: A treat is sweeter when shared by two...
17: ...and a treat is sweeter when shared with you!
18: Nautical Nathan's Pirate Adventure
19: Ahoy, Matey
20: It all started with two pirates who thought they knew about some buried treasure....
22: ...the pirates heard there was a map inside a bottle that was floating in the Victoria Harbour. We set off to find it.
23: Inside the bottle was a map that showed the location of the buried treasure. First we had to find the key that would open the treasure chest.
24: The clues said that the key was with Sneaky Pete, a Pirate who had left their crew. | We found Sneaky Pete asleep in the harbour in a small boat.
25: He wasn't going to give up the key without a fight. It was time to bring out the artillery.....water cannons.
26: After a water fight, Sneaky Pete gave up the key and we sailed off to find the location of the treasure chest. We pulled up the chest, unlocked it with the key, and inside there was enough treasure for everyone aboard.
28: We celebrated by dancing and drinking some Pirate Grog.
29: We sailed back to the dock and said good-bye to our new pirate friends.
30: Avast ye Mateys
32: The Fairmont Empress Hotel | Royal BC Museum | Victoria's Architecture
33: Bastion Square
37: Board of Trade Building, now said to be haunted! | Masonic Lodge
38: Boomerang Court and Chancery Lane
40: Sooke Pot Holes
48: Craigdarroch Castle
68: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today" | Farmers' Market
72: Burnaby Park
73: Faun with the family!
75: All Aboard!
76: Colourful Cows!
79: Church in the Park
82: Carousel Ride