The Walk of Life
Day 20 - Visiting Victoria
September 12, 1998
Cleanup, Victoria sightseeing
Cleaning all our stuff
No, there are no photos (but video) from the cleanup session. We decided
to do all the cleanup today and go dining out. So everything had
to be cleaned. The van inside and outside, we even removed the seats. All
the boxes (some of them broke on the way from Seattle). And worst of all
the whole kitchen had to be cleaned. We did a good job. We finished early
and thus had enough time to go to victoria early.
Very British Victoria town
is a nice little city. It feels very British. Most of the buildings are
quite old. It's beautiful. But Victoria is also a good place for shopping.
You can find a lot of souvenir of any kind (also damn funny ones!). Good
sports shops offer above all outdoor sporting goods (but also other things
like boarder wear). And then there is the whole normal rest of shops you
find in every city. Btw. although Vancouver is the largest city in B.C.
Victoria is its capitol.
The Empress Hotel was the only touristy spot I went to. Lots of museums
are available. But I preferred to do some shopping and enjoy the time in
parks listening to the many street musicians.
Night out in Victoria
There is not too much to tell about the night. After a good dinner we went
to find a place for dancing. First we waited in a bar because "The Planet"
(?) was not yet open. Then we went dancing from 11 to 1 in a place with
mostly very young people but still some of us had problems to get in (only
someone did not have to show his picture id).
Day 21 - On the way back to Seattle