Back to the mainland

Trip Start Jul 23, 2013
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Trip End Aug 23, 2013


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Friday, August 16, 2013

Looking forward to today-we had planned to visit Butchart Gardens on our way to the ferry. Day dawned fine but the seafog came in again so colour of the flowers was dimmed a little in the photos but it is an amazing tourist spot. We got there before all the tour buses but it was still pretty crowded. If you love flowers, or gardening, this is the pinnacle. We have seen some amazing gardens in the UK but this takes the prize.
What was once a limestone quarry, this was developed by Jennie Butchart starting 1903. Their family home was pretty nice too so the family had money-lots of it!
Spent a few hours there-easy to do. Caught 2 o'clock ferry back to Tewassen  on the mainland -a lovely cruise through the islands back to Vancouver. A great week was had on Vancouver Island but it was good to get back to home base again. Very relaxing day tomorrow we hope.
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