Victoria's gardens public gardens did not let down Canada. The building is a Fairmont Hotel.
British Columbia's very grand provincial parliament building, apparently stunningly lit at night.
Sea planes taxiing.
Little taxi boats buzzing around.
We walked quite a distance to Chinatown and had some lunch.
No rush to do anything. We meandered back towards the hotel.
Back at the hotel.
And mid afternoon back onto the Prevost to.......
about half an hour's drive from Victoria.
Most of the gardens are a riot of colour.
It was past its spring prime but was still quite wonderful.
Note the three windows in the main building.
But there are quieter and less bright areas too.
This garden was private for who, I do not know but we did get a history talk of how the gardens came about.
On the other side the earlier mentioned three windows we had a wonderful final group dinner.
Maybe wine was involved and responsible for the angle.
It was late night opening and at dusk there would be fireworks, way to late for us to be out. The Butchart Gardens are not to be missed if visiting Vancouver Island. There were a few old cars in the carpark.
This is known as a 'woody'. Woody might also be an euphemism for something else.
This post is not too long, so let me mention some movies and tv shows we saw during our long long flights. The in flight entertainment system with Cathay Pacific is pretty good with such a wide selection of things to watch and listen to. I watched several episodes of The Royle Family. I had forgotten how good it was. Also a few episodes of Modern Family. The excellent original English series of House of Cards and three movies, but I can only remember two. Woman in Gold was about a US Jewish woman reclaiming her family art in Vienna, taken during the WWII. Helen Mirren was good as the lead character, but to me the movie, while very watchable, seemed like it was cheaply made. A very easy watch was a movie set in England called Queen and Country. I've remembered one more, about a successful female linguist who developed early onset dementia, Still Alice.