Today we will check out the area around Victoria because we will stay tonight another night at the same location. The day begins rather gray with rain. We decided to go to Craigdarroch castle because we can stay in side. This is a castle from the 19th century. So it is more of a large house than a defensive fortification. It was build by a rich couple but is now a museum. Part of the castle is furnished the way it was when it was just built.
After the couple died the castle was sold a few times and used for different purposes: Military hospital, children’s school, music school and finally (currently) a museum, the reason why we can see it today. A number of rooms are furnished as they were in the periods when it was a hospital and school.
Then we drove the “scenic” route from Dallas road (N48.422599, W123.383752) along the coast to Oak bay (N48.437974, W123.294521). It was still a little gray and above the water there was some fog. Picture from Clover point park (N48.403160, W123.348900):
To do something a little more “active” today we went to Gold stream provincial park (Parking place N48.478615, W123.548366).
As it was getting later already and we also wanted to see the city of Victoria we went drove there. We parked the car a little bit from the down town area and proceeded on foot. We came across a small church:
After that we drove back to our B&B without breakfast and got something simpel to eat along the way.