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Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is located on Vancouver Island, about a 1 1/2 hour ferry ride from the mainland of British Columbia.





                                        

Parliament Building










It is famous for its Aboriginal Arts, fishing, wildlife, mild climate, and local seafood.
















We ended up spending a few days here recently. It was not nearly long enough.






                                        

                                         




The weather was gorgeous.




                                        
                                        




The scenery was spectacular.




The Bard and Banker

The Bard and Banker
Fresh oysters at The Oyster

Amazing Seafood Chowder at The Black Fin Pub, Comox
                                        




The locally caught seafood was incredibly fresh and delicious.



Blue Buck Beer
The Oyster
                                                   



The frosty, cold, locally brewed beverages really hit the spot on a hot summer day.



   The Old House Restaurant. The first "fancy" restaurant I ever went to as a kid. It was such a wonderful experience it inspired me to become a chef.  We had dinner there and it was all very good. I was worried that it wouldn't be able to live up to such high expectations, but thankfully, the quality of the food hasn't suffered after all these years.                                 







                                        
                                         

We even revisited favorite places from our childhood. My husband lived in Comox when he was young. My family used to spend a couple of weeks in Comox every summer. There is a pretty good chance I passed my future husband on the street, decades before we actually met.










We created brand new memories... because in the end, isn't that all we are really left with?


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