A road trip to Seattle had to be done. Bianca wanted to visit the city and I wanted to visit the Patagonia store.
We packed up the silver rocket and cruise down south passing by Vancouver to drop off my crashed external hard drive for
an evaluation on the (severe) damage. Arriving at the border, I was a bit nervous about how it would go... With my passport
filled with stamps and Bianca with a British Passport - questions could be heavy.
We pulled in at the window surprised to find an extremely friendly officer wishing us a good trip but go inside to stamp Bianca's passport. - Where at the end of 1/2 hour wait, she didn't need a stamp. Continuing along the heavy traffic, I- 5 interstate, we arrived in Seattle just after sunset. I called my friend Elisa and found our parking spot for the night. We spent the next day walking around the market downtown. Tired of counting the amount of Starbuck's coffee shop ( funny enough I never took a photo of any of them) we drove north to Anacortes so we could catch the
next morning ferry to Victoria.
Welcome to Seattle .... Nice view of Mount Rainier in the background
Water Taxi in Victoria. - No, that was not our ferry :-)
The Empress Hotel Victoria. ... No - we didn't stay there, we slept in our van!
Street performers along the water front.
The British Columbia Parliament Building in Victoria was constructed in 1893 in honor of celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
The capital city of Victoria is where the BC Provincial Government assembles to make the laws and decisions of this Canadian province and it is also where the legislation assemblies are held.
After spending the day in Victoria walking around downtown and the beautiful waterfront and moving our van from free one hour parking spot to another... avoiding paying the high parking fees around the city. We continued up north towards Comox
to visit my friends JC and Dennis from my good old days working on their circus trapeze in Whistler. It had been over 5 years since I had last seen them, so a visit was a must since we were on the island.
We made a quick stop to Chemainus - a little quiet town along the coast famous for its Murals.
Sailing near Comox
For many years I worked for Dennis and Jc in Whistler BC helping them run a circus trapeze! Yes, i was almost wearing tights!
but not... Dennis and JC did...
It had been over 5 years since we had last met. They had moved to Comox with " Tiffany" their 40 foot beautiful sailboat.
Dennis and JC live the great life juggling between Club Med in the tropics for the winter and Whistler for the summer. Now
they bought a nice home in Comox to retire from the circus world and keep their beautiful sailboat moored close. We were lucky with nice weather and slight breeze to get out and sail around Comox.
Thanks Guys! see you again soon... Maybe when we cross Tiffany to Hawaii! :-)
Big trees in Cathedral Grove Provincial Park.
AAAhhhh... finally the smell and sound of the ocean, beautiful west coast - Tofino.
We arrived just in time to chill on the beach and enjoy a beautiful sunset,
These next photos Bianca took with her little point and shoot Canon G11 - Amazing!~