Car returned to Hertz . . . . . .. Ferry to Victoria

Enroute to Seattle Another Lovely Sunny Day: We visited the Boeing Factory but no Cameras or cell phones allowed. Amazing spot to visit; IMG_2649 IMG_2646 IMG_2641 IMG_2640 IMG_2636 IMG_2635 IMG_2632 IMG_2631 IMG_2630 IMG_2628 IMG_2599 IMG_2598 IMG_2597 We boarded the Victoria Clipper. A Norwegian Catamaran Ferry with a speed of 35 Knots. IMG_2655 IMG_2654 IMG_2653 Hence the Nickname  “The Rooster” Bobby caught me in a Yawn . . . . .. IMG_2651 IMG_2652 We reached Victoria to a COLD day with SNOW bbbbbrrrrrr  Minus 4 degrees. Never the less we headed to visit Gold Stream Park  To see the RainForest and the salmon run as well as the Eagles ( Not the Band) IMG_2662

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Thousands of Salmon do not make it all the way to lay their eggs during Spawning season. The Gulls are Happy.

How Big is that Tree Bobby??

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Sasha checks out the trees as well.

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The Eagle soars above:

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:My DD Stehanie asked if Bobby would like to meet a friend of hers from Peterhead. So of we went to the home of Ruby (Baird) and Bill.

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Incredibly Bobby and Ruby attended the same school, and Bob knows her brother well and his children and grandchildren a SMALL world indeed. Or as the expression of the day goes  “”AWESOME””

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After a great visit Sasha and I took Bob to see the world’s tallest Totem carved from a single Tree:

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Still can’t see the TOP. This Pole was erected as a War Memorial to Canadian Indians in both WW1 and WW2.

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Full Height : 128 Feet.   http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World’s_Tallest_Totem_Pole,_Victoria,_British_Columbia.JPG

A Tot

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVQAhhlq798

Bob on landing in Heathrow  end of a Long AWSOME trip.

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Final Leg to Aberdeen: From Heathrow  I will bet he is Jet Lagged.

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Thanks Bob for a super trip renewing old memories : Hae a Guid Hogmonay.

Lang May Yer Lum reek, Slange

Evening Toast (2)

 

 

After our ” Escape from Alcatraz ” Searching for a recommended Chinese Noshery;

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Bob’s son Gary recommended a chinese restaurant the TREK begins;

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Waiting for the Eco ferry We saw the wind turbines for the ship’s electrics;

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Return Views in the  Bright Sunshine. Our GPS said 1.3 miles to walk to the restaurant ( IT DID NOT MENTION 5  MILES OF STAIRS)

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IMG_2521At least the climb offered some interesting Tile Art:

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“”””EUREKA””””””  Bob found it

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A fine meal was ordered;

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Bob started to get warm and took of his Sweater before LUNCH:

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A Full Tummy……………………… and Now bob  feels he is a wise man with a wise man cap !!!

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Tomorrow we head north to Roseburg Oregon via the Golden Gate Bridge…

 

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Russian Orthodox Church on way to Golden Gate Bridge

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Poor Sasha still Tuckered out after all those hills and stairs.

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Bobby eating Healthy  Fruit Salad Plate  and freezing his A** off,

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Beautiful Scenery  even though Temp only 37 F

Darkening Sky’s as we enter Oregon.

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Tomorrow  the last leg of our Car Journey finishing off in Seattle. Then A ferry on Friday to Victoria BC.