Like Ketchikan, in Victoria we had only a few hours to walk around. It was evening and we couldn't even go to Butchart Gardens, which was one big bummer for me. Instead we took a little walk around town.
We saw the harbor,
the famous Empress hotel,
the state building,
as well as some shopping. I found out that the Winter Olympics of 2010 will be in Vancouver only 43 miles away and so I got myself an Olympic pin. Who wants to take a road trip???
As we walked home, we took a marked route. Interestingly, it took us through a less nice (touristy) part of town. We ended up on the coast opposite the harbor. It was windy and frigid, but beautiful.
It was a pretty site to see the ship as we came up on it in the twilight.
And then we boarded the ship for one final round of stuffing ourselves before we had to depart the next morning. Ahhh, that feels good.