I feel like I could be posting about camp and pre-camp activities for the next month. I’ll try not too, but I couldn’t let my wonderful trip to Victoria go by without sharing it with you.
Saturday stated super early, with a trip on the Victoria Clipper. We arrived in classic NW weather and slogged our way to the Empress (that’s it in the background). The luggage was quickly dropped off and we went in search of coffee.
For some reason this is the only picture I took of my favorite coffee shop, I think I wanted to remember the name this time. They make a great latte and some mighty fine pastries. Once warmed up a bit and full of caffeine and sugar we were ready to brave the elements in search of yarn.
On the way to Beehive, we happened upon a button and yarn shop. I was so excited about the unexpected find I forgot to take any pictures or even write down the name. I did however pick up a few things.
(Lang Cashmere Tweed and Indigo Moon Sport Weight in Mountains in the Moonlight and Wasabi)
Armed with yarn and hoods we ventured back out to find Beehive.
Yay! After scurrying inside we spent the next hour or more oooing and ahhhing over all the yarn.
Look at those smiles! Great selection, beautiful shop, and nice helpful people! Be sure to stop in if you ever get the chance.
I found a few souvenirs to bring home.
Hmm.. we’ve had coffee, sweets, and yarn..what else could we need?
A good brew and some fish and chips for lunch! We enjoyed a relaxing meal and a bit of knitting time before hoofing it back to the hotel for more relaxing and knitting in our room. It was raining so hard on the walk back I had to blow dry my jeans!
We managed to drag ourselves back out to have dinner at The Mark. Continuing our pattern of all eating the same thing we got gin cosmos and steaks, and had a good chuckle over the Vermouth and Pea Popcicle listed on the menu. When the tea menu came full of long flowery descriptions including such gems as “plucked the morning after the full moon” and “mountainsides glistening with dew” we laughed some more. Between the laughing and the knitting it was clear the young couple at the next table thought we were pretty strange. They did some laughing of their own and of course this just made us whoop some more.
Sunday we decided to spend the day knitting. We found another coffee shop and all cast on a pair of toasty mitts with some of our new yarn. It’s possible we may have taken another trip to Beehive as well.
We capped off the weekend with high tea at the Empress. Then back on the Clipper to be ready to leave for sock camp the next morning.
One lump or two?