Week Forty Six - Vancouver

Trip Start Aug 26, 2003
Trip End Aug 24, 2004

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Week Forty Six - Vancouver

Days 300 - 307 Tuesday 6 July to Monday 12 July

It is a slow news week. I realise that this 'travel journal' is becoming more of a diary and will therefore sum up the week, briefly. The highlight was Thursday night when I met up with Lawrence and four of his mates, all Italians. After drinks at The Quay we decide to walk up to a Club called Section 3. On the way we pass Kelly Osbourne with two girl friends. The Italians chat her up. Kelly and friends turn up at the club after 15 minutes and join us. Kelly is square jawed, white lipsticked, confrontational but quite sweet. We have a laugh with her until one of the lads remarks on the fineness of her mother's posterior (or words to that effect). Kelly takes offence and storms off. Another friend of Lawrence joins us. His name is Chris but he is better known as 'The Terror'. Chris is an extreme fighter. He trains for his bouts for three months in advance. He is a likeable character but I wouldn't want to get on his wrong side. Lawrence has applied to be a contestant on a new TV program called 'Gladiators On Ice'. I am in safe company here. I leave around twoish and get a taxi back home. I decide to spend another weekend on Vancouver Island. I stay in the same house as last time and spend an idle few days doing even less than normal. Carelessly, I drop my camera from three feet and break it. Same as last time. I return to Beckside on Sunday evening.

Noticeable across Canada is the proliferation of National flags, The Maple Leaf. Each one is in pristine condition. I am told that if your flag needs replacing you can send it to the Office of Tourism and have it replaced - free of charge. Different from the tattered rags hanging back home. I've also noticed that windsocks never appear to be frayed. Shouldn't flags be made like windsocks? Flagsocks.
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