Sometimes my job means hopping on a ferry for a whirlwind day trip to Victoria to check out an Art Fair. It also meant I got to visit with my good friend, Delaney!
Living in the valley means braving the cold wind outside to enjoy the ocean. It was worth it.
Selfies happened. Are we surprised?
A lovely older couple from Nova Scotia stopped my selfie-taking to ask if they could take my photo for me to which I happily obliged. We then went on to talk about how wonderful the east coast was and how much I miss it. I'm really grateful for my extrovert-ness sometimes because you can meet the most interesting people sometimes that way.
After checking out the art fair, I zipped into the city to meet Delaney at her castle. Yes, you read that right. Delaney works in a castle. Craigdarroch Castle to be exact. (Well she doesn't work in this castle in particular anymore but instead she works at Hatley Castle, the sister castle to Craigdarroch). Basically she is a queen.
She had to lock the place up so while I waited, I had run of the castle. It was immensely fun and I couldn't help but dream of one day living in such a grand home.
Fun fact: Craigdarroch is actually a "bonanza castle" which basically means they were "massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age." - About the Castle
After Delaney secured the castle from any foreign invaders like buses filled with tourists, we went and had dinner at a Victoria fave of mine, Pagliaccis! If you ever find yourself in Victoria and are craving the best pasta in the world, that's your spot.
After stuffing our faces with ALL THE PASTA, we made our way to Dallas Road to walk along the breakwater.
Long walks and chats with friends are the best. Especially with the perfect ocean views.
During this nice walk we talked Teen Wolf, why I needed to watch it, life, how alarmed we were when the sea lion barked at us, blogging, Delaney's future big move to Nova Scotia, and how much we wished we saw each other more.
Continuing the theme where I pose for photos without actually looking at the camera. As you do.
It was a quick little trip but I was so grateful for the QT with my pal.