I spent a most enjoyable weekend in Victoria celebrating my brother’s birthday and Mother’s Day. A family gathering at the Aura Restaurant at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria prompted me to reserve a room for the night at the Inn. It was a lovely room with a little balcony that overlooked the goings on in the Inner Harbour.
In the following short video, a Harbour Ferry water taxi jauntily floats by, followed by a Harbour Air Seaplane that travels between the Vancouver and Victoria harbours, and the large Coho Ferry that carries vehicles and passengers to Port Angeles, USA on the Olympic Peninsula. I could have spent the whole day watching the water traffic.
However, my sons treated me to breakfast since it was Mother’s Day and we were joined by my brother. What a lovely treat! We then headed to Beacon Hill Park where we happened upon a brood of ducklings! At first the ducklings were all happily zipping around in the pond while Father Duck kept an eye on them and Mother Duck sat up on the edge of the bank enjoying a little quiet time on Mother’s Day. When swimming time was over, the ducklings headed back to Mother...quite a challenge, as you will see in my video:
After spending the day enjoying the sights and sounds, we headed back for the two hour drive home...enroute we stopped at one of my favorite spots for supper, the Crow and Gate Pub where I ordered crab cakes...and again was treated by my sons. It was lovely to sit outside in the sunshine for our meal.