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Hello Canada!

After a busy couple of hours in Seattle and armed with some fruit from the Pike Place Markets, it was time to board the ferry to Vancouver Island.

That brought my three weeks in the US to an end and marked the start of several weeks in Canada. The plan was to begin west and head east, with a couple of northerly deviations. A short stay in the capital city of British Columbia would kick things off.

The ferry took less than three hours. Downtown Victoria had a nice traditional Government-building look to it and you also get a sense of the city’s reputation for gardens.

Sea planes are common place.

Vancouver Island is renowned for whale watching and grizzly bear tours. Whales were the closer option so I went to go find some. This fellow here had just swum under our zodiac.

I was in Victoria for two nights and didn’t go further into the island – another quickie stop on account of a fixed date to meet in Vancouver.

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