From the writers at RV Life Magazine.
This is the Great Northwest; it was raining! We lugged our luggage out of our houses; lugged it over to the Shipley Center bus; and lugged it up the ramps into the Black Ball Line’s Coho Ferry at Port Angeles, clutching our tickets, Declaration Forms, and Passports.
Somewhere in the next 90 minutes, we crossed into Canada. We sort of reversed activity when we docked in Victoria Harbor, showing our Passports once again, picking up our luggage, going down ramps, then porters lugged it across to the Grand Hotel…all in the rain.
Getting into our rooms went smoothly and later we met in the Grand Hotel Lobby to enjoy the beautifully decorated frosty windows and Christmas displays. CVS Sightseeing took us on a comfortable bus tour with knowledgeable driver, Gail, who filled us in on all the history and more interesting facts of Victoria, Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, and Mt. Tolme. (He later took us through China Town and Victoria West.)
The rain finally stopped for our shopping/lunch break in Oak Bay. On our return to the hotel, many of us took advantage of the IMAX Theatre showing of the Galapagos Archipelago inside the Royal BC Museum. The rain held off during the wharf walk back to the hotel showing the Christmas lights beautifully outlining everything.
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