Way back in The Before Times (2019), I told a Seattle pal I'd go back to Victoria on my next trip up.
I've traveled to Seattle twice since Covid, but the borders were still closed. This visit, I was determined to get back to B. C. no matter what the weather forecast was.
Booking was easy, and boarding at the Seattle piers was a breeze. The trip over was smooth, and the skies opened up to brilliant blue skies dotted with fat clouds (some ominous looking, some cotton white).So much for the 87% rain forecast 🙄.
Customs and immigration was quick (it was a Wednesday, and I was day tripping).
I explored outside of the harbor area, as I'd been to Victoria several times in the past. Lots to see, as always.
The return journey was smooth, from customs and immigration to the ride back. We slowed down briefly for a pod of orcas (I saw a few fins!) but got into Seattle ahead of schedule.
Whether you're going for the day or longer, the journey is comfortable. I especially loved the bottomless refill cup of coffee. It was a cold breezy day, but I took advantage of the rear deck and enjoyed the briny breezes and the views.
Hard to believe how much we took for granted has changed. 🇨🇦🛳️