Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sea Planes in Vancouver

Meanwhile back in Vancouver. I took good vacation photos, let's not waste them.

On my first day in Vancouver I was a bit overwhelmed. You'll remember I had spent the last four hours wrestling Adriene's socks back from my seatmate who was not a "mate" at all. Demanding knitwear from the person sitting next to you is not mate behavior it's more boorish.

Anyways once we got my knitting safely installed at the hotel and got me fed. We took a long walk along the seawall past the Olympic torch.

I think those were the most recent Olympics we watched. It was interesting because it was one of the few opening ceremonies I've watched. I remember those torches coming to life.

Down the seawalk are the seaplanes. We stood and watched a few of them take off. 

I'd had my fill of planes by that time and we continued our walk back to the hotel. We took the long way back. I don't much care for big cities so there are no pictures. Well that and I was super tired by this point. And excited for the ferry ride the next day and meeting Adriene.

I'll leave you with that cliffhanger.

Friday, May 6, 2016

A walk in the rain forest

When we went to Vancouver Island we had no idea it would be so lovely. I mean yeah I read Adriene's blog I know it is lovely, but to be able to walk in a rain forest in Canada?

I just love streams. 

 And husbands that stand next to posts with squirrels on them.

This tree was mesmerising for me. Big green multi trunked behemoth.

A nice collection of stones. 

A log covered in moss.

A moose next to a log covered in moss.
I feel I may have drifted into Dr Seuss territory.

And lastly a patch of sun, you know before the rain started.

D would have loved to do a loop but I made him turn back so we could meet Adriene and her hubby for lunch. I was super anxious to spend some time talking with her since we had only the briefest conversation when she picked us up from the ferry the day before. 

We enjoyed the island very much and recommend a visit to anyone, not just those meeting a blog friend for the first time.