|Emily Carr's painting of what to me looks like the beach right down the road from her house|
I travelled up to Victoria on the fast (30 knots) catamaran service from Seattle and a very pleasant journey it was too. Because you go through international waters you could actually have the journey pay for itself if you bought two or three cartons of duty free cigarettes and a couple of bottles of whisky. Alas on the way up I didn't see any orcas but if you stand out the back with the smokers and the loners contemplating suicide you can see spectacular scenery all the way...
|Emily Carr's house on Government Street|
|the Empress Hotel famed for its high teas (not a selling point in my book). I did like the Mansard roof though|
|The Dallas Road clifftop trail. To the left is the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains in|
Washington. It wouldnt photograph on my ipod but the beach looks just like the Emily Carr painting above