It was time to leave Victoria Island, but we still hadn't done one of things everybody said we had to do while there: Afternoon Tea. Though it's traditionally enjoyed at 4:00 in the afternoon, reservations can be made at anytime starting at noon. We decided to make that our lunch before driving to the ferry.
The most popular Afternoon Tea is served at the Empress Hotel. It's number 1 on all the lists in all the land when you do a search of "Things To Do in Victoria, B.C." Go ahead, check. I'll wait.
Well, geez! What took you so long? I have things to do! You could have just taken my word on it you know. Where were we?
Since all the lists also say that the Fish n' Chips at Old Vic are #1 (and it was nothing special), I was leery. I'm also so opposed to going along with the crowd that I often go out of my way to head in the opposite direction. (Only to find out that the crowd was right! hmpf!) So I was ready to take a stand against Victoria's #1 Tea! I'm no sheep! I don't have to do something just because everyone does it! (Also, Greg refused to pay $120 for tiny sandwiches and a cupa tea.)
A friend at church recommended the Tea at Point Ellice House, a historial building. A very nice tour of the house is thrown in with tea. We had a nice time.