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A Week in Victoria...It's All About the Harbour...

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The harbour surrounding the downtown area of Victoria is bustling, busy and boat-filled.
Sailboats are everywhere in the marina.
Seems to me that most people prefer sailboats.
I understand that. It is a peaceful, silent and calming experience to be on a sailboat as it slips through the water like a hot knife through butter.


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Houseboats show up in a few spots along the harbour wall. I think I'd love to live in a houseboat, but there's the maintenance and upkeep that might eat a pretty hole in a repair and maintenance budget. I'm not sure if I'd love it enough to make it a permanent residence. Still, it's nice to dream about...


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A cute little tug provides taxi service for anyone wanting to go from there to here.

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Yachts...yes, there are many sleek-looking vessels in the harbour. Some small, some huge and some simply beyond my imagination. Wonder what the knots per gallon would be to run one of these little lovelies?

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Oh, yes...there is a speed limit when leaving the harbour.
Not very fast.
Just 5 knots per hour.
And, mind...no backwash.


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The open ocean lies right ahead as the boats slips out of the harbour...


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“May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”
~ Unknown

Comments (3)

Palma:

Beautiful water shots! Have fun!

Thanks, Palma!
We had the best time...lots of water, lots of s-p-e-e-d in the boast on the water...and tons of sun!
Whales, also...momma, poppa and a still-pink and black baby orca. How stunning is that?

I love your photos, Brenda. Looks like you had a great time. I love Victoria and would love to go back.

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