|Our destination today is Victoria.
Victoria is a large city on Vancouver Island, a big island close to
the mainland of Canada. Vancouver however isn't situated on this
island but on the mainland. Vancouver Island is really an island, so
we'll have to take the ferry to Victoria.
After our departure in Whistler we have a photo stop at the
Tantalus Range Lookout. Then we drive on the Sea to Sky Highway to
the Horseshoe Bay, where our ferry to Victoria will depart.
The ferry takes us in one and a half hour to Nanaimo, from which
we drive on to an Indian Reserve of the Cowichan Natives, where we
have a guided tour.
When we arrive to Victoria there's the possibility to go flying
for 25 minutes over Victoria on a sailplane (an optional excursion).
I decide to go flying, together with four of our travel companions.
The rest of the tour group will wait and have a drink.
After our flight there's another optional excursion
what everyone of our group decides to do: Whale Watching! On a three
and a half hour boat trip we'll hopefully be lucky enough to see
real Killer Whales, who are swimming near the Coast of Victoria. And
we are lucky today! There are three groups of whales in total
swimming in the neighbourhood of Victoria and today they are all
swimming together. So we get to see the whole group passing our
boat. It was great! One of the highlights of this holiday.
The whale watching was originally planned for tomorrow but
because of the weather forecast our tour guide advised us to go
today. And so we did. When we got back in the harbour it was almost
dark but we had a beautiful sunset tonight. It was a long but great