The Other Side of Victoria : A Look Beyond Whale-Watching

The Other Side of Victoria : A Look Beyond Whale-Watching, Victoria, British Columbia (B)

I felt the throb of the engines ramp up a notch as the powerful Prince of Whales whale-watching boat veered to the right. The First Mate, Jennifer, excitedly pointed towards the grey bulk that the Captain had spotted working its way through the frothy sea. I hurried to the open side of the boat and joined the other guests peering out across the ocean being whipped by the winds ahead of us. I soon saw a dark figure churning surprisingly easily through the choppy sea as we drew closer.

As it worked its way out to deeper sea it remained steadily above the waves and seemed to be increasing speed as we drew towards the respectful 100-metre distance limit that all whale-watching boats adhere to. Jennifer said it was one of the four bought from the British Royal Navy after 1998. Cameras clicked excitedly around me in response. Although we had not been successful finding whales on our excursion, we wanted to capture the thrilling image of the huge diesel-electric navy submarine heading out of its base in Victoria towards open sea – and on to its regular tour in the Pacific Ocean. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Other Side of Victoria : A Look Beyond Whale-Watching
Guide Location: Canada » Victoria
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Gary Bembridge
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Inner Harbour
  • Hotel Grand Pacific
  • British Columbia Parliament
  • Royal British Columbia Museum
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Canoe Brewpub and Restaurant
  • Willie’s Bakery
  • North 48