Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn
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No TV, no Internet and no telephone meant going to bed with the sun last night! Thank goodness we both have ebooks downloaded!
As a result we were up and on the road very early and for the first part of the trip, via a paved logging road, we had little traffic to contend with. By eight o'clock the logging trucks joined us on the road. The drive east across the island was beautiful, first winding our way through trees and past small lakes. Part way ...
... I wouldn't have done it. But that made me proud to have done it! Seriously, people have broken their noses, dislocated shoulders and got concussion from tubing, and that was just this week, and one of those people was my new friend Marley. I really like Marley because we're so similar. Our favorite super hero is Iron man, and we bonded over the fact we both have really bad circulation. Weird! We also laugh at the same things, so Marley quickly became my friend.
... for the night. They took us on an amazing hike through a wildflower sanctuary and up to Mt. Tzouhalem Ridge. Just as the sun was setting and the sky was painted strokes of pink, we got to take in a 180 degree view of Duncan and Cowichan Bay. It was breathtaking - the perfect way to end day.
Prov: British Columbia Victoria is apparently the warmest place in Canada and even over here we see signs and hear reminders to the effect that effective as at 1st October all vehicles are to carry chains and have special snow tyres fitted. Today is to be quite leisurely so we drove into Victoria and parked In Chinatown so it would be easy to walk downtown. There were hoards of people In Victoria today: partly due to the fact that it's a long weekend and also ...
... Well fingers crossed!!! We spent the rest of the day looking for jobs for me and waiting to hear back about Sarah's. An hour or so after the interview Sarah got the phone call to say they would like to take her on and have her come in for training tomorrow and Friday. Yay very exciting!! So we had to go get some more smart professional clothes.. :) I still haven't had much luck on the job front but I'm sure something will come ...