Canada, just across the Strait

From Port Angeles you can take the ferry to Victoria; We went for lunch. It was a little work to be able to board the boat. You had to go on the night before and register and prove your vaccination status, load your passport info and then you get a scan that you have to bring with you. Then when you get to the ferry in the US they confirm that you have everything you need before you can board. The boat ride was very nice but then when you get to Canada you have to stand in line for about 20 minutes to present your passport which has all the info that you uploaded to them the night before. It takes all day! We left home about 7 am and got home about 5:30 pm. It was a perfect day and lunch was fun. We had lunch at Redfish Bluefish which turns out it is a first choice among the locals. I found it on Yelp and it was walking distance from the ferry. Turns out its right on the pier in a shipping container. Walk up ordering only and a few bar seats if you are lucky – we were! The fish dog was great – a fish sandwich on a hoagie roll. Paul had fish taco’s which were huge.

Besides lunch we walked around town until my feet hurt!

houseboat city
Fun plant sculptures
Now that is eye catching!
The Empress Hotel
The water taxi – we watched these run across the harbor

If you look closely you can see the 3 planes that are part of the water airport. Paul knew the names; de Havilland Otter and the de Havilland twin Otter. We watched many of these take off.

Coming home you go through US customs in Canada before getting on the ferry but then you have to present your passport in WA also and declare (again) any big purchases you made! That process was pretty fast but seemed redundant. We had a great day but it was too long to leave Teddy home. We won’t do that again for awhile!

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