Sunday, August 14, 2016

Victoria - last port stop!

Greetings from our last port stop before tomorrow's return to the Emerald City (Seattle). 

Victoria, B.C. was gorgeous today!!! Sunny and very warm with a lovely light breeze. 

While bus loads of passengers headed off to the city and to Butchart Gardens, I took a newer tour to the Secret Garden, which is also known as the Abkhazi Gardens, created/begun in 1946 by Prince and Princess Abkhazi, who were newly married. The property sits on a little over an acre in uptown Victoria. 

After our tour of the gardens we were treated to tea and scones.

The Secret Garden and Teahouse was lovely! The couple that lived here and built and cared for them did a great service to the city of Victoria. It is nice to see that their living work is now protected and continued. 

View of Victoria from my balcony. 

Pictures from the Garden

Tea and scones!

Some city views on our way back to the ship. 

The harbor

Parliament building

The Empress Hotel. Last year when I was here there was scaffolding all across the front as they were doing rehabbing to it. So nice to see the work completed now.  

Snort had a good time too. He got to ride in a real bus with me, though. 

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