Heading West…

This morning was an EARLY start… at the Ottawa Airport for 6am… flight left at 7am!  After a brief stop in Toronto…I finally reached my destination… Victoria, BC. It’s pretty amazing how you can hop on a plane and 5 hours later you are in a different time zone on the other side of the country!

Until today, the farthest I had ventured west was Cranbrooke, BC when I was 12.  I was excited to have the opportunity to visit Victoria and Vancouver this summer.

I had a great flight…I ended up watching two movies. (I flying and being able to watch movies is such a great bonus!!!!)   The first movie I watched was the new version of Footloose.  Great ‘classic’ movies should NOT be remade!  Then I decided to watch Hunger Games.  It was so good!  Movies is something I miss a lot living up north!

After an hour nap or so… I woke up to the captain announcing that we were on our way into Victoria.  The view was so breathtaking!

After settling into my hotel…and a bit of a nap.  I set out to explore a bit of Victoria.  My first mission was to get dinner.  I ended up getting sushi at Azuma Sushi.  It was awesome… such a great service & amazing sushi!

After dinner, I took a walk.  Just to explore around the inner harbour a bit!  It was fun to have the sun on my face, with my camera in hand…

It’s so much fun to watch buskers… this young boy was playing while is mom and little sister watched! This woman had such GREAT facial expressions… ‘living statues’ are one of my favourite things to come across! 

A fun fountain…surrounded by all the provinces and territory’s coat of arms.

(This photo was taken by another couple who were visiting their daughter. That’s one of the things I love about travelling… I find sometimes if you offer to take a photo for someone in front of something, they often return the favour!)

I walked across the street to get a glimpse of Victoria’s Legislative Buildings. Maybe I’ll see if I can get a tour inside before I leave!

Here’s one last photo of me! (Taken by a visitor from Toronto-seems like everyone I talked with tonight was from there!)

…it was a fun first night of exploring!  I can’t wait to explore some more, when I have free time.

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5 thoughts on “Heading West…

  1. Sergey.

    Hi Sarah!
    Your pics are absolutely amazing =)) The more I follow your blog, the more fascinated I am at the beauty and diversity of this country 🙂
    I hope it’s not hot over there the way it is here in Israel =((((


    1. Sarah on the Road Post author

      Thanks Sergey… it hasn’t been too hot-actually kind of cool, but sunny. Strangely it’s warmer than Nunavut… but I’m cold! 😉 hope you aren’t dying from the heat in Israel!

  2. Keenan

    Awesome post Sarah! Like how a totem is weaved into the Anglo legislative building landscape – melding of both BC cultures. ALSO, great pic of you in the harbour (w/ the whale). I now use your technique for getting pics of Ro & me at our hike summits – NEVER did this before, but why? Folks really don’t mind taking a pic – and opens up conversation too. Gotta grab some sushi soon. Did this every 2-3 days when working in NYC; sushi in Colorado always seemed kinda suspect (land-locked mountain state)…but you know have me craving an eel roll. Look forward to seeing more of your West adventures!

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