March 20 ~ 21, 2010
VCCC Powell River Chapter's
Spring Tour to Victoria
~ organized by
Dan Robinson & Paul Taylor

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On Saturday, March 20th, a group of 18 car club members from Powell River, led by Dan Robinson, caught the first ferry to Comox.  At about 12:30 p.m. they met up with the Victoria Chapter members, led by Paul Taylor, at the Chequered Flag restaurant in Langford.

After lunch, they took a 45-minute scenic route on their way to East Sooke and a stop at Dave Blissett's garage.

They left there and about 15 minutes later were enjoying the sights at Ted and Sharon Forbes' home and garage. They arrived at the Comfort Inn in View Royal, just in time to get settled and then it was off to the Royal Palace restaurant for a Chinese dinner.


On Sunday, March 21st, after breakfast, everyone checked out and left at 9:30 a.m. for another scenic drive ~ along the Gorge Waterway, through Esquimalt, over the Blue Bridge, past The Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings, along the Dallas Road waterfront to Oak Bay.  The next stop was Pete and Terry Seward's home and garage.

Leaving Oak Bay, the tour climbed up to the top of Mount Tolmie, for spectacular views of the Greater Victoria area.  Down the other side and through Gordon Head to Gordie and Jane Thomas' home and garage.

The tour carried on through Gordon Head to Royal Oak and to the next stop ~ Royal Oak Burial Park and a visit to the Mausoleum there.  It was only a short drive to the lunch stop, Romeo's Place Restaurant in Broadmead Shopping Centre.

Unfortunately, rainy weather appeared for a short time on Sunday morning, but brighter skies returned by the afternoon, in time for the return journey.

After a very pleasant two days of touring, the Powell River guests took their leave and made their way back up-Island.  A number of Victoria Chapter members participated in some or all parts of this weekend and enjoyed the opportunity to get to know fellow old-car enthusiasts.

Thanks to Dave Blissett, Ted & Sharon Forbes, Pete & Terry Seward and Gordie & Jane Thomas ~ for sharing their homes and garages and for their hospitality. Also, thanks to Dan Robinson and Paul Taylor for organizing a most interesting Spring Tour.

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