After a 14 hour flight from Brisbane we arrived

in Vancouver three hours before we departed Brisbane

thanks to time zone changes.

Another short flight saw us in Victoria.

The Butchart Gardens were high on our agenda,

however as it was part of our scheduled tour

we decided to leave it until then and

spent a few days ambling around Victoria.

We were so pleased we did as our tour coach

returned to Victoria only 90 minutes

after arriving at


We opted to make our own way back to town,

as Butchart was the only group visit that day.

Consequently we were able to amble around

for several hours and really enjoy the gardens.

We also stopped at the Butterfly Gardens,

just a few minutes from Butchart Garden.

Victoria’s Public Transport (buses) system is

a wonderful way to get around the city.

And we were so impressed by the

friendly, polite and helpful drivers who were

always smiling and ready to help two Aussie tourists.

Again many thanks  for making our few days

in Victoria a time to remember.


Word of the Day Challenge: Amble

4 thoughts on “Word-of-Day-Challenge-Amble

    • Victoria is beautiful and yes if I had to move countries I think Canada would be first choice. I’m just a bit worried about winters though 😊 I think it would be much colder.


  1. I’m so jealous that you got to see Butchart Gardens in daylight. The only trip I made there was a night when the Christmas lights (and a big wow they were!) were on display. Although we loved the twinkly magic of the season, I would like to see the gardens in full bloom summer or spring. Thanks for the pictures.


    • It would have been nice to see the Christmas lights. I spent three days in Vancouver in 1976, but didn’t make it across to the gardens. So pleased we took extra time this year. We had just walked out of the Sunken Garden in the tours allowed 90 minutes. There was sooo much more to see.

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