Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Victoria Butchart Gardens

We are up early, have breakfast and wander the marina area of Victoria before we jump a bus for a twenty minute ride to Butchart Gardens. I was not really sure I wanted to spend hours wandering in a garden but upon arrival I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. Take along a extra memory card there are so many photographic opportunities!  I've somehow managed to edit a couple hundred photos down to a manageable slide show.

We wandered for hours and finally caught the bus back to downtown. Just our luck it was time for happy hour and we were drawn to a restaurant called The Docks. They had beautiful outdoor seating but we had been in the sun most of the day and opted for an inside table. I had a great order of fish and chips and Avril tuna sliders. Good wine and company left us ready for a long walk back to the hotel.
We have more exploring to do in Victoria tomorrow.


Zoomie said...

Glad you enjoyed those amazing gardens.

Greg said...

Zoomie- Truly amazing!

Chilebrown said...

Butchart gardens are on the bucket list. I have been to Victoria several times but have not made it yet. I am surprised you did not have afternoon tea. Great slideshow.

Greg said...

Chilebrown- Thanks! Tea was an option on the travel package. I worked so many teas when I was at hotel fancy the thrill is gone. My daughter and her husband went and really enjoyed tea.