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ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE UP THE GORGE
We like to explore coves and harbours by dinghy which allows
us to get close to shore and look at things in greater detail. The
sinuous contours of Victoria Harbours invite such journeying.
We first skimmed across to eat at Barb's famous fish-and-chips
at Fisherman's Wharf where visitors from everywhere eat at picnic tables while sparrows pick at crumbs around their feet (there
are other eating places here). You can also motor or paddle right
under the Victoria International Marina's buildings and dine in
one of them-the Boom and Batten.
The next day, we used our inflatable dinghy to slowly wend
our way through the Upper Harbour and watched the cars zoom
overhead on the Johnson Street Bridge. We passed the Canoe
Brewpub, reconnoitered the Point Ellice Bridge, then pointed
northwest into the Gorge. Sneaking through the timbers of the
Selkirk Trestle, we left the city centre behind seemingly entering
a broad, tranquil river, with undulating eel grass and other water
plants swaying in the weak current. At low tide, the Gorge is
shallow enough that a dinghy can ground in certain spots. Don't
speed. Tree branches dangled from the home-studded shores and
a concert from unseen birds accompanied our peaceful meander. We zigzagged on through to Portage Bay and then leisurely
retraced our trail.
In the late afternoon, I stepped back onto bustling Belleville
Street-one of Victoria's oldest streets-and into the 19th century. A horse-drawn carriage carrying a starry-eyed young couple
holding hands clip-clopped down the street. If it hadn't been for
the cars zooming by, I might have spotted a bewhiskered captain
who'd just brought in a ship loaded with tea and china, or men
seeking their fortune in the British Columbian gold fields.

The Marina in front of the Empress and the BC Legislature Building

The Causeway Marina in front of the Empress

ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE UP THE GORGE SIDEBAR
Victoria Information and websites
Please check websites below and individual attractions during Covid restrictions. Across from the Empress, the
Visitor Information Centre dispenses walking maps, dining guides, guides to bike and kayak rentals, and other
useful information, such as visits to the Butchart Gardens.
victoria-bc.com andvictoriabc.com offer good overviews of activities.
heritagevictoria.org describes historic venues and tours.
tourismvictoria.com lists attractions and events.
Marinas managed by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, gvha.ca
Causeway, 30-amp power, showers at the Broughton Street Pier.
Ship Point, for larger yachts.
Wharf Street Public Wharf, 50-amp power, 1,780' of dock space.
Other Marinas
Coast Harbourside Hotel Marina, coasthotels.com/coast-victoria-hotel-and-marina-by-apa
Victoria International Marina for yachts 65 feet and more, vimarina.ca
Victoria Harbour is a no discharge zone; pumpout at Fisherman's Wharf, end of B dock.
Fuel: Victoria Marine Fuels Ltd., at Fisherman's Wharf, victoriamarinefuels.com

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http://www.victoria-bc.com http://www.victoriabc.com http://www.heritagevictoria.org http://www.tourismvictoria.com http://www.gvha.ca http://www.coasthotels.com/coast-victoria-hotel-and-marina-by-apa http://www.vimarina.ca http://www.victoriamarinefuels.com

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SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
CROSSING THE LINE: NFTS AND CRYPTOBOATING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
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