Certainly one of the most beautiful cities that I have visited. A good percentage of our time was spent in the best pubs of Victoria but we did find some time to tour the museum and the Butchart Gardens. Both spectacular. When I have some time to flesh out this entry I will give my opinion on the current state of museums. Spoiler - they are great.
Ken and Carol fed us, hosted us, showed us around town and generally treated Carol and I like Royalty. Bruno seemed to remember Carol and if not he made a good job of pretending that he did. Their home is a beautiful tree-house and full of the sentiments expressed in their front lawn sign. Spiritual sisters and brothers to Carol and I.
Boat houses. Think Sleepless in Seattle.
That tall lime green plant is actually blown glass as are the blue spikes. An amazing blown glass show by one of the masters. Seattle-blown-glass, look it up.