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Boppin’ Around Victoria


This morning we got up and worked, did some work, and then worked some more. For our lunch break, we headed down to the docks and caught an adorable little water taxi across the harbour. It was still pretty dark and windy, but the rain had stopped for a bit.

Our ride's here!


Leaving the West Bay Marine Village:


Dark sky with purple martin house silhouette:


We got off the harbour ferry at Miner's Landing and headed straight for Red Fish Blue Fish for some lunch (well, or breakfast…brunch? We have an early dinner reservation tonight so we just did a late breakfast/early lunch combo today and this place was it!)  Their website said they opened at 11:30am. We arrived at 11:15am, and there was already a line of about a dozen people (we knew this would probably be the case). Red Fish Blue Fish is on the pier right by Miner's Landing, inside of an upcycled cargo container. It's cool, and has a great reputation for their food.

We had a 1-piece halibut fish & chips, a grilled, seared albacore tuna tacone (a cone-shaped taco), a half order of grilled Fanny Bay oysters, and a couple of Pellegrinos. Our halibut arrived first:


Everything was great! I'd say this is the second best fish & chips (next to Bandon Fish House in Bandon, Oregon). The other creative items on the menu help quite a bit, but the batter on the halibut was crunchy, the fish was great, and you gotta love their 100% sustainable policy.

After lunch we walked around Victoria a bit just sightseeing. Harbour, with BC Legislature Building:


Totem art:


Empress Hotel:


Cute little water taxi in the harbour:


There are flowers everywhere in Victoria!


Look at the line at Red Fish Blue Fish when we came back to our taxi stop:


We hopped on a boat and headed back to West Bay Marine Village. Looking back from the boat:


More purple martin houses:


Westbay Marine Village from the little ferry:


You can't beat the location of this marina and RV park. It's so close to town (would be an easy–and cheaper–bike ride into town, but we weren't sure what the weather was going to do and we kinda wanted to ride the boat) and the exterior spots all have marina or harbour views. Two of the shorter, marina view spots:


Remember when we were over in Pedder Bay and we had made reservations for the Sooke Harbour House for dinner (the whole reason we even went to Pedder Bay/Sooke in the first place)? And remember how we had the day wrong and we missed our reservation and had no chance to go again while we were nearby? Well, guess what? We figured out that the Sooke Harbour House is a 45 minute drive from where we're staying in Victoria, they are open tonight, and we got ourselves an early dinner reservation. Woohoo! 

And now, a bit more work!


  1. Kava Kava

    You could call it Das Boot.

  2. Wow, she’s a beauty — congratulations! Love the name. I’ll be curious to hear what Kevin does for the Internet access this time around πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Michael! We’re super excited. And Kevin’s working on the internet access now and I’m sure will have a full report. πŸ™‚

  3. Leigh Leigh

    I can’t wait to see inside! Congratulations!! xo

  4. Doug Trout Doug Trout

    That is so exciting. I cannot wait to see where that beauty will take you. Congratulations.

    • Thanks Doug! And congrats on your beautiful new home! I love all that ivy (and the pre Civil War wall)!

  5. Steve MacKenzie Steve MacKenzie

    Looks like a great maritime base of operations for the copter!

    • That has definitely been discussed, Steve! πŸ™‚

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