Place 70 – Day 7: Victoria,BC – Ogden Point

We were up and ready this morning, with a plan and everything!

We walked out to Ogden Point, which is a breakwater for the city and port.

We walked down beside it on the way down, as it was less windy and warm from the sun, plus it is walking over concrete blocks which is a bit more fun!

We came to the end where there is a lighthouse, which we got a photo of. We had to time it right as there was a woman running around it. She’s on the other side of the lighthouse in this photo!

We walked back to land along the top of the breakwater, but that was a lot more windy and much colder!

We got back to dry land and walked down the road a bit more and into a off-road coastal walk which was really nice.

We also met a baby golden retriever poodle!

We headed back via the supermakret to pick up some mac and cheese to go with our leftover chicken for a quick and easy meal.

Once we got back, we did some research and actually booked up a few places, which was successful!

We ate our dinner and Curtis watched 2 periods of the Leafs game before we went down to the rink for tonight’s royals game.

It was another terrific game with the royals winning, a player getting a hattrick, a lot of rough stuff and even a really good (but bloody) fight.

We left the rink and stopped at Tim Hortons for a doughnut each to keep us going.

We aren’t sure what the plan for tomorrow is just yet, so we shall see!

This time last year!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 70 – Day 6: Victoria,BC – New Jeans

When we woke up, the sun was shining through the blind right on us, which was a change from the recent weather! That being said, it was still 0°.

We had breakfast and then left to go to the uptown mall. To do so, we took the bus, which only took about 25 minutes.

Once we got there, the goal was to find a new wall plug adapter and some new jeans for each of us.

We found the plug right away, which was a result, and then we went looking for jeans.

We went to a few shops but couldn’t really find anything great for Kim, but Curtis did get some from H&M.

we then got tired and hungry, so stopped for some noodles at ‘The Noodle Box’. We had thought it would be a snack size, but it was huge!

We ate our ‘snack’ and went for more of a walk and tried to find more clothes shops, which we were unable to, so we went back to H&M and Kim got some jeans from there.

To treat ourselves for succeeding, we went to Starbucks and got a small hot chocolate each.

We caught the bus back to the city and went to the apartment to get a couple of places booked up for future endeavours.

We then walked down you the ice rink for another royals game!

This was a really good game, coming close at the end but the royals unfortunely lost.

We walked home and went straight to bed!

This time last year!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 70 – Day 3: Victoria,BC – Victoria Royals

We attempted to wake up earlier today, which we did, but not quite early enough! We planned to be up by 10:30, but were up by about 11:00, so we’re getting closer!

We started the day with some delicious fruit toast and a coffee and then we got ready and walked down to the city to a bank. We want to setup a bank account, so we went to a bank to ask for one. Unfortunely, as we don’t yet have our work visas, we cannot set one up.

We went to a few shops, including Sportchek, to look at the hockey gear, because why not.

We grabbed a slice of pizza from somewhere that Kim went with Abbie about 6 years ago, and it was pretty tasty!

We walked around and got a photo or two of some cool buildings but then it got quite cold, so we went back to the apartment and did some travel research for future travels.

Curtis watched the Leafs game a little and then we had leftovers for dinner before making a 35 minute walk to the ice rink to watch some hockey!

We were lucky enough that Linda got us some great seats (and we are watching another 3 games too!) And we were right by the boards.

It was a great game to watch and a very close one, even including a fight!

The game went to overtime and then a shootout and the royals unfortunately lost.

Kim’s family friend got the rink to add a message on the jumbotron for us, which was a lovely surprise!

During the game, we saw Kim’s family friend and also a friend who is Canadian but we met in New Zealand!

We left the game, cold, and walked back to the apartment, but took a beautiful photo first.

We got back and watched a couple of TV episodes and then went to bed.

It says it may snow a little tomorrow!

This time last year!

– Mr & Mrs Hale