Dear growler [1.9 liters] of Phillips’ Blue Buck, I’m coming for you in a few minutes. And I love you with all my heart.

It’s gonna be a damn good night.
The Pig BBQ Joint on Blanshard & Johnson.
Seriously, if you haven’t been yet you need to go. They have the best pulled pork sandwich I’ve ever had, and it’s only $6.50!
You know it’s finally summer in Victoria when all the hanging baskets are hung on the lampposts.
A Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a dancer performing in Centennial Square on June 19.
Spotted on the corner of Yates & Quadra.
[photo by me]

A little restaurant review/rant for my followers.

I recently went to Pescatore’s [on Humboldt street] for a birthday dinner with my family, expecting it to be fantastic. Three of us ordered the halibut that was on special, and one ordered the filet mignon. Special? Hardly. All three pieces of the halibut were completely uncooked when we got them, so we sent them back. When they came out again, two of the three were still completely uncooked. It took nearly an hour for the first round of uncooked fish to come out, and the second lot was out just minutes after we sent it back. No wonder it wasn’t cooked again.

The manager tried to brush it off by saying that sometimes they cook the halibut medium. You can’t serve fish that isn’t thoroughly cooked [unless it’s specific types of tuna]!!! A family friend lost her husband to hepatitis c a few years ago, which he got through eating improperly cooked fish.

The service also left a lot to be desired.

All in all we were very unsatisfied with the meal, and three of us walked away hungry. If you’re going to charge $40 for a piece of fish, make sure you know how to cook it. Thankfully they only charged us for drinks, appetizers, and the filet mignon.

So a warning to you all - while Pescatore’s may have been voted the best seafood restaurant in town, it doesn’t always live up to that title.

A late congrats from fuckyeahvictoriabc to all of this years UVic graduates!
[terrible quality photo by me - my sisters graduation]
Captain Cook statue along the inner harbor, getting in on the Canucks spirit.
[photo by me, taken roughly a week ago]
Gonzales Beach
A resident Orca breaching off the coast of Vancouver Island.
Abigail’s Hotel on McClure St.
Harbour seal at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
506 Pandora Ave. [now home of Swans Brewpub] in the early 1900s.