Thursday, August 16, 2012

Watered Down- day 16

We visited the British Columbia Parliament building. . . 



A tour provided a helpful overview of the Canadian government, watered down just enough. . .


We learned about the current British Columbia coat of arms. . .

As well as the older version, rejected because it contradicted the statement "The sun never sets over the British empire". . .  

There was a lot of stained glass beauty. . .

Afterward we walked by the Empress hotel. . .

 Then we waited in a long standby line and were able to get on the earlier ferry back to Port Angeles. . .

We hadn't been on board long when the captain announced a whale sighting. See the little grey fin on the left side of the water? . . .

The owner of that fin delighted everyone by jumping out of the water. There was a unanimous "Woooow!"  But our boat had to keep moving. . .

I knitted. . .

The water undulated. . .

The wind blew. . .

Land appeared. . .

And I am glad to be back in the US! ~Megan

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