Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 27, 2010

On the Waterside Walkway to Fisherman's Wharf

Looking back at the Empress Hotel and the Victoria Clipper that I had just taken.
Arbutus tree.

Johnson Street Bridge

Pretty foliage

This is some kind of crazy cedar tree.  I've never seen them anywhere else but in Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Looking back at Inner Harbour again

Laurel Point Cannon

Harbour Ferry

I love murals and I love orcas.

An inviting trash can.

Barb's Fish n Chips, a floating restaurant


...Where Buoy Meets Grill....

Nom nom nom nom

Fisherman's Wharf


Phone booths.  Not sure why this pic is so crooked.

Fisherman's Wharf Park.


  1. Those murals are fabulous.

    I think you are right about the bins being "inviting" - we used to have bins in the local shopping centre that were shaped like big animal heads, and kids loved to chuck things into the mouths. Then the mouths had to be sealed with concrete because of the risk of bombs during the IRA bomb campaigns. Evenutally, when the palce was modernised a few years back, they replaced them with modern cylinder-shaped things that are often ignored.

  2. Oh I love these pics, especially the trash can and the pretty foilage!

    Thanks for sharing, Jojo!

  3. Beauty.

    I love the hairy fern tree. And the phone booths, and Grilligans and and and... it's just all good.

    Thanks for the eye candy.

  4. Anonymous3:44 AM

    That tree looks like something out of "Edward Scissorhands"! Love it! Did you put malted vinegar on your fish and chips???

  5. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I always love your road trips :0)

  6. I was prepping blog posts of my photos last night and it seems we'll be touring Victoria for nearly a month. lol Hope you guys don't get too bored.

    Nantz, I didn't use the vinegar and salt, although it was available to me on the table. I have eaten it that way but I wanted to do the tartar sauce thing this time.

  7. Anonymous3:11 PM

    I just love vinegar...there used to be a chain of places called "Arthur Treacher's" that sold fish and chips and I remember their malt vinegar they had. Also, our amusement park here, "Kennywood Park," had these garbage cans that were "kid-friendly" in that they were painted like various animals and they would suck the items you were throwing away right out of your hands!

  8. OMG I remember the name Arthur Treacher's!!! Wow that's a blast from the past! And Brian and his sisters spent a lot of time at Kennywood!

  9. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Kennywood is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world!

  10. A MONTH???
    Bring it on! I'll be here every day, honey.
    I love that tree! *squeal*

  11. Wow! Looks like you're having a fantastic time. Definitely makes me want to visit Victoria. We tried to go several years back but our float plane got fogged in in Seattle.

  12. That's on creepy scarecrow,person,manequin--er whatever it is. I love that everything is so fun and eye-catching.