We had a full day of sightseeing in Victoria. We had reservations on the passenger only express ferry from Port Angeles for the 8:10 crossing. We got up at our usual time and arrived at the ferry terminal at the designated “30 minutes” prior to departure.
Not long after our arrival, there seemed to be some commotion behind the ticket counter, then the captain came out and announced he would take us to Victoria but would not bring us back. Well, now. Thankfully, he went on to explain why and to outline what we needed to do to get back to the US. Apparently, one of the Washington State Ferries had run into the dock at Bremerton, destroying the dock and doing serious damage to the ferry. Hundreds of people were stranded, unable to get to work in Seattle. The express ferry, a privately owned company, was asked to step up to the plate in this emergency by sending their ferries to Bremerton.
|Looking up into the dome|
|Our lunch spot right on the river|
|Street Market in Chinatown|
|The Empress Hotel|