The last day.
I made it to Victoria exactly three weeks after I started in Halifax, and as you can see from the title of the post, I made it under budget.
If you’ll excuse me, I just have to take care of something over here in this corner.
(clearing throat) Ahem. Ok, now that I’ve taken care of that urgent business, allow me to tell you about my time in Victoria.
I seem to remember telling you how excited I was about finishing my long bus ride saga. Well, I was unaware of how far away the ferry is from downtown Vancouver. In order to get from my brothers apartment to Victoria, I had to take the SkyTrain, a bus, another bus, a ferry, and one last bus. All told, it’s about five hours. Normally, I would have freaked out and started pacing around the ferry. I however, was on my best behaviour. Why? Because I was docking in Victoria! I had made it to the end of my journey, and the end of the country. I was looking out to the Pacific Ocean and it was so beautiful.
When I arrived in downtown Victoria, I was met by Astrid and Todd of A-Channel Victoria. They filmed a spot for the nightly newscast with me, and as usual I was too nervous to remember if I sounded coherent or not. Marc (remember him?) met up with me half way through the interview to play tour guide for me, and Todd got shots of us walking through the water front and Chinatown, cheesy background images that always make me laugh. All in all, I think the interview went well, and Astrid was really nice. She pointed out all sorts of historical buildings and things of interest. Thanks again guys!
Once I was done the interview, Marc and I went to lunch at this great vegetarian restaurant where I ate the biggest mushroom burger I’ve ever seen. Seriously.
We walked around all day and checked out the best Victoria had to offer. In fact, we walked around so much that I missed the last ferry to Vancouver that I could have taken, and I had to spend the night on Marc’s couch. Luckily, it was a very comfortable couch.
I closed off the night at a local pub, where Marc and I had a few beers to celebrate the successful ending of my adventure.
I just want to say thanks to everyone that helped me out along the way, and to those people that supported me at home. You are all so amazing and I couldn’t have done this without you.