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5 June, Day 14 VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER

Transfer by Ferry to Vancouver to board the Holland America's MS Vollendam to begin our cruise to Alaska

To start today, here is a video taken by Donna at Whistler at the Lill'Wat Squamish Centre.
Richard and Donna

Richard and Donna

Yesterday afternoon we drove from our hotel to the Butchart Gardens at 3.30 pm to spend a few hours walking through these beautifully tended and well layed out gardens.

Victoria with Olympic mountains in background

Victoria with Olympic mountains in background

The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Garden sign

The Butchart Garden sign

Sunken Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

Sunken Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Sunken Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

Sunken Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Sunken Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

Sunken Garden at The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

Moss bear

Moss bear

moss and branch deer

moss and branch deer

Marie and Jean at  Sunken Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

Marie and Jean at Sunken Garden at The Butchart Gardens

The Japanese Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

The Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Totems at  The Butchart Gardens

Totems at The Butchart Gardens

The Japanese Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

The Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens

The Japanese Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

The Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Richard on the bridge at  The Japanese Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

Richard on the bridge at The Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Richard and Colleen at The Japanese Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

Richard and Colleen at The Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Rose Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Rose Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Rose Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Rose Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Rose Garden at The Butchart Gardens

Rose Garden at The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

The  Italian Garden at  The Butchart Gardens

The Italian Garden at The Butchart Gardens


Greg and Deb - rub the nose of the boar for luck

Greg and Deb - rub the nose of the boar for luck

Front view of original Butchart Residence

Front view of original Butchart Residence

Rear of residence and restaurant at The Butchart Gardens

Rear of residence and restaurant at The Butchart Gardens

Hot house flowers -The Butchart Garden

Hot house flowers -The Butchart Garden

David -- rub the nose of the boar for luck

David -- rub the nose of the boar for luck

After our walk around the gardens we stayed on for our farewell dinner at the Restaurant in the original Burchart Residence.
Dick and Carolyn, our American friends

Dick and Carolyn, our American friends

Darcy with three asses - He has been an outstanding Tour Director

Darcy with three asses - He has been an outstanding Tour Director

Farewell dinner -David, Colleen, Donna , Richard, Greg and Deb - dinner at Butchart Gardens

Farewell dinner -David, Colleen, Donna , Richard, Greg and Deb - dinner at Butchart Gardens

Arbor at The Butchart Gardens

Arbor at The Butchart Gardens

This morning we boarded our ferry for Vancouver. We start our cruise to Alaska this afternoon. because of uncertainty with wifi, I will be off the blog for 8 days. Will write and collect photos during the next week or so and when we are back on the Internet I will post the Alaska Cruise on the Holland America Line Vollendam when we have reliable Internet coverage. We will be back in Vancouver on 12 Hune and will fly that day to Las Vegas for 4 nights then on to Los Angeles for 6 nights before flying home. Ee arrive back in Brisbane on 24 June.

Posted by Kangatraveller 10:32

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