Did E even have to ask? Of course I wanted to come! I booked the day off work, and we woke up early to hop on the ferry to Vancouver Island.
Our ferry was one of the new ones they've been getting ready for the 2010 Olympics. It was really very nice inside - and not at all ferry like. They've got flat screens and internet access. It was very comfortable inside, but it was a gorgeous sunny day and we claimed a spot on the outer deck to watch the scenery go by. It was a bit windy, but we saw a few eagles, and kept an eye out for whales. (We saw some dolphins or porpoises on the way home!)
A lot of the buildings were fairly new on campus. I'm sure if you look very closely you'll see bunnies in those photos too.
I grabbed a spot of grass to sit and do some writing while waiting for E to finish up. It was a very relaxing afternoon. E came and found me, and we drove to downtown Victoria to grab a late lunch/early dinner. We walked around for a bit looking for a place to grab a bite, and settled on a waterfront pub. They had an interesting beer. I tried one that tasted a bit like coriander or lemons. E liked that one better than I did. The food was satisfying.
We just had enough time left for a quick walk through downtown before hopping on the ferry back to Vancouver. I think I fell asleep in the car. Some times you just need a slow day like this one. It was a really good day.