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Our flight is tomorrow, but we headed to Vancouver today. We were planning to meet up with Lara at Metrotown at about 7:00 to go for dinner. Mom and Dad drove us to Duke Point (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and we caught the 3:15 pm ferry. It was a beautiful day, so no worries about cancellations. When we arrived at Tsawwassen there was no bus and when Natalie checked her phone there wasn't going to be one for another 60-80 minutes! It was ...
... home meaning we had plenty of time to grab supplies for the barbecue on the following day, including ingredients for a specialty I enjoyed making in London with Lauren and Jesse: Sangria! After my epic shop I met up with Chelsea for coffee, before making plans with her and a bunch of others to go bowling that night. It was Brennan's birthday, so it proved to be a great opportunity to catch up with friends. After bowling a game and a half we all parted ways, in ...
... with the property, the island and the adventure of building Fiddlesticks Cottage, which began late in 2005 and was completed in early summer 2006.
Many more projects here have since been embarked upon: gardens, including a large vegetable and berry garden, a wildflower meadow, a sleeping cabin and several other useful sheds, with more projects to come - "all in the fullness of time" - the phrase with which Jim responds to my frequent, "Why don't we....?".
... lots of other new little adventures coming up.
Like at home, the weather changed the moment we left and the sun came out.
Yes, it's not different, wherever I go.
Ah yeah I forgot, that one sunny day we went to Tofino and there was an amazing hike.
All over wetland and therefor mudd, we had to walk 2 hours to get to a crashed airplane.
You can see it in the pictures, it was worth it by far, even if we - or no, I - looked like a big after it.
... buttercream filling and chocolate top. We even tried Nanaimo bar ice cream - delicious! We stayed at a large campsite just outside of the city, by a river with dappled sunlight through the trees of our pitch. The highlight of our time in Nanaimo was a trip to Newcastle Island Provincial Park. Initially chosen for the English name, the island soon revealed itself to be a lovely day trip. I had already read about the island at the local museum ...