A sweet girls’ getaway to Victoria, B.C.

Nora and Isabella love each other.  They’re both seasoned international travellers, they love to dance, frolic outdoors,  and as only children they have created a special, beautiful, joyful sisterhood.  And, these two each have their unique sense of fashion and creativity…as you can see here.  I just love these two monkeys!!

Stunning blue skies blessed our recent girls’ getaway to Victoria, B.C.  Close-up and personal experiences with a great blue heron and the adorable goats at Beacon Hill Park as well as being splashed by harbor seals at Fisherman’s Wharf were highlights of our visit.  Springtime is a great time to see the Great Blue Herons since it’s nesting season. Taking the water taxi to Fisherman’s Wharf for some crispy fish & chips from Barb’s Place and sitting alfresco in the sun made for a great escape from the more-touristy downtown corridor. An unexpected treat was the encounter with the harbor seals visiting the dock. I’m not sure how I feel about feeding the seals but, for one dollar you can buy a sardine to feed the seals. It was entertaining and the girls of course loved it, even after they got splashed full-on with salty seawater in their faces and mouths. After their crying duet, this seal-splashing memory became one of the funnest moments of our trip!

Good company, good food, and the simple joy of walking around charming Victoria, B.C., made for a lovely getaway, just a short ferry ride away from home!!  🙂

6 comments on “A sweet girls’ getaway to Victoria, B.C.

  1. meelswa says:

    Rufus: Thanks! And, love your foodie blog! You need to definitely add Victoria to one of your foodie and spirits stops!! 🙂


  2. Another great post. I really enjoy your blog very much. I have been lucky enough to travel my whole life. The experiences you have traveling can be amazing.

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  3. meelswa says:

    Thank you! And, I agree. I grew up travelling and I am so glad my daughter has already become such an easy traveller. Thanks for stopping by!!


  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the blog about beautiful Victoria, BC! Your photography is amazing, thanks so much for sharing!

    I’d like to mention a great place to stay for anyone thinking of coming this way for a visit — Dashwood Manor Bed & Breakfast.

    Dashwood Manor Bed and Breakfast looks out to Victoria’s best ocean and mountain views. This outstanding Vancouver Island heritage bed and breakfast is located along Dallas Road, Victoria’s scenic marine drive, within easy walking distance to downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour and many major attractions. Enjoy unforgettable ocean views from your guest room in this 1912 English Tudor mansion.

    The owners, Dave & Sharon Layzell, have been meticulously renovating each suite since 2004, and the end result is simply spectacular!

    You can check out their B&B at http://www.dashwoodmanor.com

    Enjoy your next visit to beautiful Victoria, BC. It is paradise!


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