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Friday, September 24, 2010

West Bay Marina

A few steps further down the walk pictured yesterday brings the above view into sight. It's the West Bay Marina, the western end of the walkway that begins at the Johnson Street Bridge in downtown Victoria. It's a nice mix of pleasure boats and colorful houseboats. The latter are now called floathomes, and I think it's a good idea to introduce a new term. Modern houseboats are a far cry from early models that were little more than boxes on barges. Some of Victoria's most interesting home designs are floating, both here and at Fisherman's Wharf.


JoJo said...

When I took the Harbour Ferry tour, the driver called them 'float homes' so that's what I call them now. They are really cool!

Mike Laplante said...

I did an entry about these floathomes. Unfortunately, unlike Fishermans Wharf, it's a gated community, so no closeups.

At Fishermans Wharf, I was twice invited by owners to come in and tour their homes. The owners of the houseboats at Fishermans Wharf take pleasure in showing off their abodes. West Bay Marina -- not so much.