Qualifications: outgoing, love colors, desire waterfront property

If the description fits you, we found the place!

Our discovery started with our quest for good, fresh fish. Studying the Victoria map, we found a Fisherman’s Wharf. Why not stroll over to see the fish markets?

For most of the walk along the shore, we looked down at the waves breaking against the rocks or to the flowering plants lining the path. As we rounded a bend, we literally stopped in our tracks at the unexpected sight of the brightly painted houseboats bobbing together along the docks.

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Fisherman’s Wharf is home to several businesses and a few dozen houseboats.

The sizes were modest and the colors bright.

The sizes were modest and the colors bright.

One was for sale. Interested?

One was for sale. Interested?

Were the sliding glass doors for a quick swim?

Were the sliding glass doors for a quick swim?

The high-rise apartment dwellers have a great view of the houseboats; but sadly, the houseboats’ view of the apartment building isn’t quite so nice.

The high-rise apartment dwellers have a great view of the houseboats; but sadly, the houseboats’ view of the apartment building isn’t quite so nice.

The algae looked a bit like a side lawn.

The algae looked a bit like a side lawn.

We, and the other tourists, had a grand time checking out all the details on the houseboats: bikes hanging on exterior walls, driftwood art, nautical-themed kitsch, and always – great, vibrant colors. We wondered what it would be like to live in the harbor with seals for neighbors and pesky tourists craning for a view?   We agreed that, although we think that we’re outgoing and know we love colors, this waterfront is sadly not for us. As they say, “It’s great fun to visit, but we wouldn’t want to live here.”

 

July 2015

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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9 Responses to Qualifications: outgoing, love colors, desire waterfront property

  1. mcarnes811 says:

    these pics are gorgeous

  2. What fun. Did you ever find the fisherman’s wharf and the seafood? (next post?)

  3. Oh, aren’t they gorgeous. It would be fun to try one for a while.

  4. westerner54 says:

    How cool! I think I could do that, actually…

  5. What a delight to see this very unique community!!

  6. cindy knoke says:

    Oh love this and will be there next year! Great fotos~

  7. plaidcamper says:

    We’ve been pesky tourists down there! Like you, we couldn’t live there, but it is a fun corner of the city.

  8. Cliff Mail says:

    Not so modest in size (compared to our place) and great if you are into fishing and swimming but not sure I would want to live on the water all the time. Did they have floating gardens?

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