Red Fish Blue Fish – Victoria, BC, Canada 7/31/2013

JULY 31, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

Today we started late because we wanted to listen to Mark Silverman’s internet radio show, Talking Timeshares. It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to listen to him. It was nice and we learn new things every time.

After the radio show, we decided to just take a ride around the scenic route. First we went to WalMart to get some batteries because they had died in my camera. It’s totally different and the parking was underneath. Also, we got some sea sick patches (the dot kind behind the ear) that you need a prescription for in the U.S.

A pumpkin plant eaten by the deer that we think ran into our car the day before.
A pumpkin plant eaten by the deer that we think ran into our car the day before.
A little old lady in a custom job from the scooter store.
A little old lady in a custom job from the scooter store.
We've been here 6 days, this is our first graffiti that we have seen.
We’ve been here 6 days, this is our first graffiti that we have seen.
Many of the utility boexs have art on them.
Many of the utility boexs have art on them. 
Canadian Walmart
Canadian Walmart
The Walmart was in an odd location.  There was only one automobile entrance and it lead immediately to an underground parking structure.  Once inside, it was two story.  Just odd for a Walmart, unlike any other we've seen.
The Walmart was in an odd location. There was only one automobile entrance and it lead immediately to an underground parking structure. Once inside, it was two story. Just odd for a Walmart, unlike any other we’ve seen.
Inside Walmart
Inside Walmart

After Walmart, we just drove. It was lovely. We saw new areas and so much water. Beautiful homes. We even saw a fawn on a front lawn. So cute.

For about a mile the trees on Shellbourne Rd were trimmed to clear the way for the telephone cables.
For about a mile the trees on Shellbourne Rd were trimmed to clear the way for the telephone cables.
More of the utility bonsai trees.
More of the utility bonsai trees.
Everything is so manicured, all over this island.
Everything is so manicured, all over this island.
Note sure what these structures were so we called them mock lighthouses.
Not sure what these structures were so we called them mock lighthouses. 
Haro Strait.
Haro Strait. 
Testing embedding video clip of the cove:
We never see these geese in the water at home.  They are either in the air or on the lawn eating.
We never see these geese in the water at home. They are either in the air or on the lawn eating. 
Not exactly a Murder of Crows.  I love these birds.
Not exactly a Murder of Crows. I love these birds.
So pretty here.
So pretty here. 
Baby Deer.
Baby deer. 
Youthful deer.
Youthful deer.

Michael and I were both surprised at how many new mega-mansions are being built, and how many homes are for sale. It felt a lot like driving around Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach. We even were able to find Beacon Hill Park, which was a surprise because it is so close to the Empress Hotel and the Museum.

Yacht Club.
Yacht Club.
Edie's penchant
Edie’s penchant.
Golf course on the water.
Golf course on the water.
Interesting house on the hill.
Interesting house on the hill.
Appears to be a house with a small observatory, all sitting on a single pillar.
Appears to be a house with a small observatory, all sitting on a single pillar.
Beacon Hill Park
Beacon Hill Park 

Michael and I had read about a fish place called Red Fish Blue Fish. We decided to have dinner there. It’s on the wharf. We parked on Wharf Street and walked around looking for the place.  Edie spotted a carved door front from 1843.  It was neat.  We found the restaurant down by the water, walked down a long ramp to the place.  The line was really long, but we were expecting it because of what we had read.  When we were called to get the food, it was excellent. Really good. Wouldn’t mind going back again. Reasonably priced too. Our dinner bill for two entrees (fish and chips), one soup, and one key lime pie ice cream was around $34.00. Michael and I were both stuffed. When we left, the line was even longer so we were glad we got there early.

Door carving on Wharf Dr, dated 1843.
Door carving on Wharf Dr, dated 1843.
The modified metal cargo containers with plants growing on top was tonight's restaurant.  The Red Fish Blue Fish..
The modified metal cargo containers with plants growing on top was tonight’s restaurant. The Red Fish Blue Fish.
Red Fish Blue Fish Menu
Red Fish Blue Fish Menu
Seaplanes were coming and going throughout dinner.
Seaplanes were coming and going throughout dinner.
Caesar Shrimp Gezpacho
Caesar Shrimp Gazpacho
Cod, slaw, and double cooked fries, with tarter sauce, malt vinegar and tomato ketchup.
Cod, slaw, and double cooked fries, with tarter sauce, malt vinegar and tomato ketchup.
One of my favorite dog breds.
One of my favorite dog breeds.

After dinner we drove past the Maritime Museum, past a car Edie finds cute and back home to meet our landlord, Bonnie, for the first time.

Government Street
Government Street
Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum
Gonna ride one of these soon.
Gonna ride one of these soon.
Edie sees this car almost every day.  She thinks it is very cute.
Edie sees this car almost every day. She thinks it is very cute. 

That was our day. Hope yours was grand!

 

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One comment on “Red Fish Blue Fish – Victoria, BC, Canada 7/31/2013
  1. Tina S (from Tug) says:

    Funny, I live in California and our Walmart is 2 stories as well. It took over an old Montgomery Wards store.