– By Pickles & Passionfruit
Before Canada builds their wall, we figured we should visit the beautiful place called Victoria in British Columbia. Oh, and our good pals here in Taichung, Allison and Kevin, decided after an 8 year engagement they would tie the knot at Allison’s family farm on the outskirts of Victoria.
We couldn’t miss this shindig!
To stretch our legs after the 14 hour flight, we hoofed around downtown Victoria and then hit the woods for some shinrin-yoku. We also rented cushy-seated bikes to explore the Lochside trail system, which connects with the famous Galloping Goose trail system. The biking is easy going on mostly packed dirt which cuts through forests, open country sides and lots of horse farms. The weather was phenom and the smell of autumn leaves was intoxicating.
We managed to stuff our faces with all the local delicacies too:
(Like Grandma used to make, if she were of British decent)
Fresh organic strawberries
(Super long grow season… wow!)
Farm to Table at OLO
(Pickled fir sprig in cocktail – what the ?!?! amazing)
Pulled pork pancakes
(Fo’ real gut busting breakfast that Pickles took on with gusto)
Mushroom soup with blue cheese, fruit scones and pies
(Served up by a small country farm cafe, nestled in the woods = bliss)
Tacofino’s logo summarizes our love of tacos
The pulled pork pancakes at Jam.
Not visible is the pulled pork between the cakes. Pickles hasn’t eaten anything this awesome since Awesome Cone in PDX (waffle cones stuffed with pulled pork and topped off with home made coleslaw).
“Best Sausage Rolls in the World” in Sooke
Homemade on premise by Jenny and her husband
Soda Factory Air BnB
Look closely, these alley “bricks” are wooden blocks
Mystic Beach hike
Cairns, rope swings and mossy nooks. Map Location
Strolling the waterfront and parks
55 Acres of Gorgeous
Like moths to the flame… we found a Lulu look-a-like
Oh! Canada, Part II
Allison & Kevin get hitched