Remnants of a lobster dinner...
There's nothing like eating fresh seafood while sitting in a cafe on the water's edge in Victoria.
After spending a week in this beautiful city, I'm stuffed to the gills with every kind of fish and seafood, every possible flavour of Roger's Chocolates and the world's best dessert, L'Ecole Brasserie's heavenly Crème Brûlée.
We gorged ourselves on the spectacular Fish and Chips at the Irish Times Pub that was so damned good...a thin, delicately crispy beer batter on fresh halibut served with chips freshly cut and spiking hot.
Breakfast at the Rosewood Inn on Michigan Street kept me going until lunchtime, with plates of baked-that-morning muffins, Eggs Baked in Cream, Poached Pears in Spiced Red Wine with a fruit compote poured over the top, fresh-squeezed orange juice, pots of delicious coffee and fragrant green tea.
Green tea, seaside...
You'd think we did nothing else but eat.
Actually, that's very nearly true.
There were many stops for gelato at the gelateria and several mid-morning cappuccino and fruit scone breaks at the newest coffee shop on Government Street.
Mid-afternoon, Murchie's Tea served a gorgeous pot of tea and whatever exquisite delicacy we desired from their large pastry showcase.
So, there never was a moment when we werehungry, even for a second.
The week flew past in a heartbeat...full of good food, good friends and a divine view of the ocean...perfection for me.
Ships in the harbour...
"Never a ship sails out of the bay
But carries my heart as a stowaway." ~ Roselle Mercier Montgomery