Wednesday, December 4, 2013

clams for a sea journey

With the purpose of maximising our time in Victoria, we decided to queue for the earliest ferry from Tsawwassen in Vancouver to Swartz Bay in Vancouver Island. We thought we left our hotel quite early but I guess we miscalculated. It was quite lucky that we were amongst the last half dozen cars that got boarded onto the 7am Spirit of Vancouver Island. Otherwise, we’d have to catch the next ferry a whopping two hours away.

The excitement and the skipping breakfast means it’s meal time. For locals, a bowl of clam chowder aboard the BC Ferry is the rite of passage. And I for one am not in the habit of breaking with traditions.

The clams were chewy, something for your teeth to work on, but their petite-ness means it’s not hard work, rather it adds a pleasant texture. The soup was spiced not to burn the tongue, but to warm the bodies. To fill you up, it was bulked up with all the good vegetables: soft boiled potatoes, carrots and onions. The ideal soothing meal for a cold morning sea journey.

Clam Chowder - $4.49
BC Burger Combo - $9.59

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