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Today Jeff & I flew on a sea plane from Victoria to Vancouver. The plane was pretty small. It was very cool.
We are staying at the Fairmont Waterfront in a one-bedroom suite. The hotel has been refurbished and our rooms smell like they are new. The view looks out onto the Convention Center and the Georgia Straight. Sea planes take off an land pretty ...
... mist. Later, it rained. By not until we were back home! So lucky with the weather. Tonight we had an amazing fish fry. Daphne's friend, Ryan, prepared it using ling cod and red snapper they had caught the day before. Good friends, good wine and good food. A great night. Her boys are very sweet and we really enjoyed talking to them. Marcos and Lucas loved playing with them, too, and wrestling with Ryan. Tomorrow we start the trip ...
... over many sections which required diversions or vaulting over. By 1pm it was clear that we weren’t climbing as fast as we needed to and the only people we saw on the trail was a family from Toronto that were doing a 7 day trek with heavy packs. Steffie was struggling and out of breath so eventually the decision was made to let the boys go on ahead to the lake. Steffie was determined to make it to the top, but unfortunately the steady upwards grade had taken its ...
From the ferry, we jammed all of our luggage into the Enns car and drove up to Courtenay stopping along the way and seeing some scenic views including a massive green moss covered douglas fir tree forest.
Overall we had a fantastic time with Matt and Bec - Matt showed me around the forrest around the back of their house - the hunting/4wdriving that they get up ...
... 10 for the ride back to the guesthouse so I bade my time (eating sushi and noodles) until the next ferry arrived.
Well this time I had two cars drive straight past me, which was embarrassinng, but third time lucky I got picked up by a guy called Floyd who lives on Cortes- the island just opposite Quadra. Hitchhiking is a great way to meet the locals, I've decided, but I'm not sure I'd do it anywhere less friendly (and safe) than Quadra. Photos to come.
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