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In memoriam

  It is with a good deal of sadness I have learned that a few days after leaving my cousin Davids house near Kaslo one of his lovely dogs, George, passed away.  He was looking very sorry for himself during my visit, and the day after I left David and Mabel took him to the [...]

My final post on this fantastic experience

The most common question I will no doubt be asked will be “How did it measure up to your expectations?” and that will take some thinking about because it will have both surpassed and failed to live up to many expectations one might have; simply because expectations are based on an imaginary view of the [...]

Day 28 – 12th September

I don’t like the days when you are just trying to kill time for the flight home.  Like most people, I guess, I just want to get on it and be home in a jiffy.  The flight isn’t until just after 2.00pm and so I decide that leaving the hotel by taxi at 11.15am or [...]

Day 27 – 11th September

This is my last full day in Vancouver … in Canada even!  The sun is still shining and the city is still noisy, as all cities are of course.  It’s the first time in years that I’ve spent any time in a city and it reminds why I wouldn’t want to live in one.  They say [...]

Day 26 – 10th September

I wake this morning and decide I want to have a think about the bike and just to see if anything else develops over the next few hours.  I take a ride over to Granville Island.  It’s a bit artsy and not an island at all – it’s attached to the rest of Vancouver by [...]