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4 June, Day 13, VICTORIA

-a Whale Watching excursion and a visit to the Butchart Gardens

Yesterday we were able to explore this very delightful community of Victoria. Here are some pictures from late in the afternoon before we headed to The Old Spaghetti Factory for a great meal.
Capitol Building

Capitol Building

Captain Cook Memorial

Captain Cook Memorial

Captain Cook plaque

Captain Cook plaque

Darcy's Hotel

Darcy's Hotel

Old Victoria Custom House

Old Victoria Custom House

Old Victoria Custom House

Old Victoria Custom House

Floatplane on Inner Harbour

Floatplane on Inner Harbour

Delta Ocean Pointe Victoria 1

Delta Ocean Pointe Victoria 1

Colleen at Emily Carr statue

Colleen at Emily Carr statue

Chinatown

Chinatown

Capitol Building at night

Capitol Building at night

Capitol Building illumination

Capitol Building illumination

Fountain at the Delta

Fountain at the Delta

Deb and Greg at the Delta

Deb and Greg at the Delta

Today, we had a relaxing start with a Whale Watching Excursion from the harbour.
Marauder IV whale watching boat

Marauder IV whale watching boat

Darcy sees us off - tells Richard the boat is listing to one side

Darcy sees us off - tells Richard the boat is listing to one side


Colleen and Donna on the whale boat

Colleen and Donna on the whale boat

harbour Ferry - note reflections in the water

harbour Ferry - note reflections in the water

House boats

House boats

Harbour seals

Harbour seals


Victoria welcomes you

Victoria welcomes you

working lighthouse

working lighthouse

Whale watching boats

Whale watching boats

Brian and Christine from North Island New Zealand

Brian and Christine from North Island New Zealand

Greg and Richard

Greg and Richard


Killer Whale

Killer Whale

Killer Whale

Killer Whale

Killer Whale-Polaris, 20 year old female from J Pod

Killer Whale-Polaris, 20 year old female from J Pod

Killer Whale - Polaris 20 year old female

Killer Whale - Polaris 20 year old female

Killer Whale - Polaris 20 year old female

Killer Whale - Polaris 20 year old female

Mt Baker - photo used by Paramount Studios

Mt Baker - photo used by Paramount Studios

We returned back to the harbour at 1.00pm so we had lunch in town and walked back to our hotel. Here are a few more pictures.
The Empress from the harbour

The Empress from the harbour

Sculptured Orca Killer Whales

Sculptured Orca Killer Whales

Afterwards, we visited the world famous Butchart Gardens. This estate offers more than 700 varieties of flowers on 55 acres and includes Italian, Japanese and English style gardens. Later we had dinner in the original Butchart family residence.

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