We were up bright and early this morning to get downtown to the Port of Seattle. We took the Victoria Clipper (a high-speed ferry) up to Victoria, British Columbia for a day trip. The ferry departed at 7:30 a.m.! Ooof!
The ride was about 3 hours each way, so it was a lot of time on the boat. The nice thing was that since it’s not an airplane, we were able to use our “electronic devices” the entire way. Lots of texting, twittering, etc. Nice!
Here I am, showing off my Sea Bands. I’m not especially prone to motion sickness, but I have experienced a bit of it (mainly headaches) on boats before, so I wore them as a precaution. I was fine, except for when the boat was bobbing up and down while we were waiting for everyone to board and depart. Ick. Once the motor was running and we were moving, I was fine.
As I said: Glorious.
We made it through customs really quickly, actually. We did have a casualty, though. The customs officer confiscated our two wonderfully tasty, sweet Fuji apples we had picked up from Safeway the day before. :( Bastards. Those guys probably ate them for lunch!
Since we really had no idea where we were going, we just started driving aimlessly. Then, we decided we wanted to drive to the outer coast (not far, but definitely not within walking distance). Before we knew it, we found an area on the coast that had a fantastically long pier to walk down. We parked the scooters and took a stroll.
Then we just drove… and drove… and drove. We ended up in some suburbs, and got a little lost finding our way back. It was fun, though. We eventually tired of riding on the scooters (we had them for 3 hours!), and decided to return them.
By this time, we were starving, so we walked up to a pub (Darcy’s Pub, to be specific) we had seen during our travels. The food was delicious, the beer hit the spot, and the view was fabulous.
After lunch/dinner, we decided to just walk around, explore, and take photos.
We spent the last hour or so sitting on a park bench overlooking the water. We were exhausted. We had to head back to the Clipper at around 6:00 p.m. to check in, and the boat left at 7:00. We didn’t get back to Seattle and through customs until after 10:00! Needless to say, we need sleep. We’re totally sleeping in tomorrow!
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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