Our final stop of the cruise was to Victoria, British Columbia. This was the boys first time visiting another country, and it happened to fall on my son’s birthday. He turned 7, with the excitement of being serenaded on the way into the dining hall, and again when our dinner waiters brought him a birthday cake.
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We actually didn’t dock in Victoria until 6pm, so we bundled up for our evening walk into town. Again, we did not book an excursion, but instead opted to explore on our own. We decided to head for the Fisherman’s Wharf, stopping first at a playground that the boys couldn’t resist. Then we strolled through the small, yet quaint, Fisherman’s Wharf, where colorful and uniquely decorated floating homes lined the piers.
Because it was evening, most boat rides were over for the day. We watched in amusement as a local restaurant sold fish for the purpose of feeding the seals that swam among the pier. The seals would scurry to the top of the water and grab the fish, before the sea gulls would try to swoop down and steal them. This was quite entertaining for awhile.
We greatly enjoyed our Alaskan cruise, and were very glad that we were able to get an introduction to the beauty of Alaska. Maybe next time we will brave the roads, and actually take the RV!