Chasing the Sunset in Victoria, British Columbia

The last stop on my seven night Alaskan Cruise, Victoria, was a relatively short one. It didn’t leave much time to explore the Canadian city. Yet, I knew I would be ashore for a sunset; a sunset in Victoria, BC.

Four of us took a cab from the pier straight to dine in Victoria’s popular Chinatown. As the second oldest in North America (San Francisco is the oldest), we attempted to stumble upon some fine Chinese cuisine. However, we hardly struck gold. Perhaps we were all spoiled by the quality of the meals aboard the Holland America Cruise Ship – the ms Westerdam.

the sunset on a bridge in Victoria,, British Columbia, Canada

I couldn't get to the other side of the bridge... for a better image

After dinner, we decided to walk back the ship and this is where I figured to catch the sunset in a classic “Victoria-esque” setting. I noticed a bridge, but with the construction, it only allowed pedestrians on one side  (the further side).  I could not capture an image without the steel and urban landscape. However the colors exploded in the sky with with both deep reds and brilliant oranges.

The sunset pause enabled us to find a better route back to the ship. We flagged a water taxi and traveled by boat across the harbor to Fisherman’s Wharf. From there, on a walk down the pier, a captured a very different sunset in Victoria, British Columbia.

the sunset in the harbor by fisherman's wharf in Victoria, British, Columbia

a more picturesque setting ....

Happy Sunset Sunday and Stay adventurous, Craig

I was a guest on the ms Westerdam thanks to Cruise Radio and all the opinions in this story are my own. Also, Victoria is a beautiful town and the next time I return I’ll be sure to read up on @RTWGirl_ Arnette’s AFAR Media Guide on Victoria and listen to her food recommendations.


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