Wharf – Victoria, BC, Canada, 8/12/2013

AUGUST 12, 2013 (Monday)

 

Got up and out early for us. We weren’t sure what we were going to do today, either the Undersea Garden or go to Fisherman’s Wharf. We opted for the Wharf. It was kinda grey out but you could tell it was going to get nice. Also, it was warm and we wanted to walk outside.

Typical Victoria corner.

Typical Victoria corner.

What fun the Wharf is. I’ve decided I want to live on the little brown houseboat with the copper roof. Love it. Loved all of the 33 little homes there. It’s a busy working wharf with Barb’s Fish and Chips, a Mexican place, ice cream, whale charter, kayaks, pirate boat, and many other interesting things to see. Michael and I had fun just looking at all the quaint little homes on the water.

Sigh to Fisherman's Wharf.

Sigh to Fisherman’s Wharf.

What we call Boathouses, here they are called Floathouses.

What we call Boathouses, here they are called Floathouses.

Mermaid decoration, too pretty.

Mermaid decoration, too pretty.

A float house with the bottom converted to a Mexican restaurant.

A float house with the bottom converted to a Mexican restaurant.

It is Monday and the Wharf is very busy.

It is Monday and the Wharf is very busy.

 

Float house for sale.

Float house for sale.

 

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Beautiful flowers everywhere in Victoria.

Beautiful flowers everywhere in Victoria.

 

Divers Den is a fellow that dives and attaches what he finds in the water to the side of his Float House.  Cell phones, cameras, fins...

Divers Den is a fellow that dives and attaches what he finds in the water to the side of his Float House. Cell phones, cameras, fins…

Cameras, regulators....

Cameras, regulators….

The house Edie wants.  I think I would only be able to stand up in the center.

The house Edie wants. I think I would only be able to stand up in the center.

Edie's dream home from the front.

Edie’s dream home from the front.

 

Float house neighborhood.

Float house neighborhood.

 

I was impressed with the one in back of the little one.

I was impressed with the one in back of the little one.

 

All shapes and kinds.

All shapes and kinds.

I was looking and had that sense that someone was starring at me, freaked me out for a second.

I was looking and had that sense that someone was staring at me, freaked me out for a second.

Hungry birds chowing down.

Hungry birds chowing down.

And directly above, waiting birds.

And directly above, waiting birds.

 

Edie's penchant.

Edie’s penchant.

 

Their front door was open, this was hanging on the hall wall, I liked it.  I photographed it.

Their front door was open, this was hanging on the hall wall, I liked it. I photographed it.

 

Some guy trying to flirt with a pretty woman!

Some guy trying to flirt with a pretty woman!

 

I've always liked this saying, reminds me of so many jobs I've had.

I’ve always liked this saying, reminds me of so many jobs I’ve had.

Beautiful old Chris Craft Boat.

Beautiful old Chris Craft Boat.

The utility boxes are like this all over this city.  They all look so nice.  Very impressive.

The utility boxes are like this all over this city. They all look so nice. Very impressive.

Oil Drum art.  Sign says it was bought in Haiti and is made from a used oil drum.  The person that made this is a true artist!

Oil Drum art. Sign says it was bought in Haiti and is made from a used oil drum. The person that made this is a true artist!
Everywhere I looked off the docks, I saw little fish.

Everywhere I looked off the docks, I saw little fish.

Store with outboard.

Store with outboard.

Edie's penchant.

Edie’s penchant.

After that we just started walking. We wanted to go check out the Wharf Park. We walked through it and then down the street in front of the Coast Guard and a private residence area. There were waterfalls, beautiful flowers and lush greenery. There was a huge colorful sculpture in front of one of the buildings. Fun.

Air tower for all the float planes.

Air tower for all the float planes.

Waterfalls abound on this property. 1 of 3

Waterfalls abound on this property. 1 of 3

2 of 3

2 of 3

3 of 3.

3 of 3.

Gorgeous building with neat metal sculpture.

Gorgeous building with neat metal sculpture.

We walked down the street and I was starting to get hungry and the Fish Market, Finest at Sea, just happened to be right there so we stopped and ordered at a little place like you’d see at a fair. It was cooked right to order and it was so fresh and wonderful. Michael and I agreed we thought it was better than Red Fish Blue Fish. Yummy. We split a two piece halibut order, with chips, and two drinks. The bill was under $20.00. The pieces were huge and so delicious. We walked over to the park, sat in some comfortable chairs, and ate our awesome lunch. We were about ¾ of the way through the meal and Michael asked if I took pictures, sorry, oink. It looked and smelled so good and was so good, the camera never stood a chance.  You just have to imagine the best fish and chips you have every had, perfectly cooked, and that will come close to what we had today.

Great Fish Market.  I went inside, in the back and everything looked really fresh and good.

Great Fish Market. I went inside, in the back and everything looked really fresh and good.

Menu, we ordered the 2 piece and split it.  Finest At Sea,

Menu, we ordered the 2 piece and split it. Finest At Sea,

 

Located in the parking lot of the Fish Market, excellent!

Located in the parking lot of the Fish Market, excellent!

 

Our lunch spot.  Metal Adirondack chairs with a table between.

Our lunch spot. Metal Adirondack chairs with a table between.

While we were eating lunch we were able to sit and enjoy the harbor. We saw some of the most beautiful yachts coming into the harbor. One of the yachts we saw looked like a sleek stainless steel one. Absolutely stunning. A piece of art. I hope my pictures turned out.

This is a huge and really handsome boat.  Looks like it is made of stainless steel, brushed.  Great design.

This is a huge and really handsome boat. Looks like it is made of stainless steel, brushed. Great design.

The yacht from the other side.  Also a plane coming and a plane going and at the top the control tower.

The yacht from the other side. Also a plane coming and a plane going and at the top the control tower.

After lunch we went to the Clipper ferry terminal to check it out, then down to the harbor to try to get a closer picture of the beautiful yacht. We also got to explore that section of the harbor and got to listen to two young men (around 15 or 16) playing horns. They’re called “Boisterous.” They were good, not great, but you could tell they were on their way to being really good. I liked they were so young and doing so well.

Pretty good pair.  They really were getting into it.

Pretty good pair. They really were getting into it.

We left there and washed and vacuumed our car. It desperately needed it. Then we headed to the grocery store to get a few things. Probably just a small bowl of ice cream for dinner.

That was our day. Hope yours was wonderful!

 

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2 comments on “Wharf – Victoria, BC, Canada, 8/12/2013
  1. sharon says:

    What a lovely picture tour with the Keller’s. Loved it and love you! sk

  2. sharon kehoe says:

    posting twice?