The Fisherman’s Wharf was one of the areas that I desperately wanted to see. Partly because of their floating houses. I even allowed this attraction to affect my decision on where to stay for airbnb. My airbnb was literally 3 minutes away from the Wharf. When I was dropped off from my amazing afternoon with my family friends, I decided to go to the Wharf for some dinner. Alana recommended me to try out the curried mussels at The Fish Store, which I decided to do. They were delicious. Mussels are one of my favourite seafood item to have. It was so long since I had them as well so naturally I was stoked to have them again after so long.
There was a lot of people visiting the Wharf. It was very interesting to see how packed it was. Also since it was a working harbour, I was able to feel the slight bobbing motion of the floor from the waves of the ocean. I love being around water so being at the Wharf made me feel at home. There was an area to feed the seals! They were harbour seals and super adorable. It was my first time seeing a seal up close and personal. Hehe. I got so excited I started mentality screaming SEAL.
There was a huge crowd trying to feed the seals so I ended up watching the others instead. I didn’t feel like fighting for the seals’ attention. There was about four of them swimming around for food. Two of them were blind and one was a younger seal. It stuck around its mother for the most part.
I can’t remember how long I spent watching people feed seals. Maybe an hour? Let me tell you, seal watching is very time consuming. Their cuteness just absorbs you and you lose track of all time watching. Or maybe that’s just me.
I went for a walk to explore the floating houses at the Wharf. I was super intrigued to see floating houses, especially after watching My Floating Home on House TV. Yes I have the tv habits of a housewife. Along the way I found a starfish. Well a family found a starfish and I overheard it and went over to peek at it. I couldn’t see it so the mother pointed it out to me. I thanked her for it. Ohoh. The starfish thought he could hide from me. Think again!! Oh, I was able to find a jellyfish as well! At first I didn’t think the jellyfish was an actual jellyfish until I stopped to take a closer look at it. It was so tiny! I loved watching it swim. Bloop. Bloop.
Fishermans’ Wharf had two alleys of floating homes. There were signs warning tourists that they are private property and we needed to respect that and be quiet. It was interesting to see how quiet their neighbourhood was. You would think because it’s a popular tourist area even the neighbourhood would be noisy, but there was a great contrast between the main area and here. Not to mention they were only a few meters away from each other. I loved the character each floating house had. Different plants, windows, siding colours. Each house had their own story to tell and I’m grateful I was able to see it.
After visiting the Wharf I went out for a walk along the water. I wanted to see if the trails could lead me up to downtown Victoria. It did and I ended up using that path to walk downtown everyday. That’s all for now! I ended up visiting the Wharf a few more times during my trip. I’ll share those experiences next time.