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Oct 12, 2019 - Canada - Various

Last night, our convivial hosts and friends, Barb & Bevin, kindly hosted a dinner at their house where we could see some other friends in the area, some of whom I have not seen in almost two years (my how time flies!). The dinner was excellent and the company even more so. Lots of laughter, along with good wine, reigned supreme. Sandy and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Cheryl, Robert, Penny, Brenda, and John. A picture of the dinner companions is attached. Today, Barb, Bevin, Sandy, and I were local travel vagabonds as we visited a number of...

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Oct 11, 2019 - Canada - Fort Langley

Today's adventure took us to the town of Fort Langley, on the outer suburbs of Vancouver. There one can find both a charming town and fort of the same name. The town is a livable town, versus merely a tourist attraction, and as such has shops, cafes, etc. Attached you can see pictures of a shop, a log cabin shop, Sandy and a friendly (thankfully) bear, etc. Fort Langley itself was established in 1827 by the Hudson's Bay Company as a fur trading post, and another picture is of examples of fur that were traded. The company established itself...

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Oct 10, 2019 - Canada

On the 9th, Sandy and I drove from Seattle to Vancouver, actually Surrey, British Columbia, and spent a relaxing evening with our hosts, Barbara and Bevin. Today, we went to the charming shore town of White Rock, which lies just above the border with the U.S. As one perambulates along its long shoreline promenade, you might catch a train coming from the U.S. that runs adjacent to the walkway. Fortunately, that did not happen during our visit, and we were free to enjoy the beach type atmosphere, cozy shops, and varying restaurants that...

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Sep 26, 2019 - Vancouver

26 September 2019 Our last full day in Vancouver, and in Canada. Have enjoyed a quieter and relaxing day. Had a coffee together in our unit before heading off to the Pacific Centre for a look around. A very upmarket shopping centre and we were looking for the Disney store. Thought it might have been able to help with a T shirt we are looking for, but that wasn't to be. Found the Food Court for lunch, checked out a couple of other shops on the way back home. Had a quiet afternoon before heading back down to Canada Place to watch the British...

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Sep 25, 2019 - Vancouver

25 September 2019 Decided on a 9.30am departure for the day, but we were all ready a bit earlier, and set off for our last drive in "The Bus". The car was booked until tomorrow, but made the decision to return it a day early and just use the free shuttles! A decision that we were all happy with, especially our driver. Having checked out the return point on Monday, and with the help of our navigation lady, found our way easily to the drop off area at Canada Place. We were very thankful for the many police on duty, as two cruise ships had...

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Sep 24, 2019 - Vancouver

24 September 2019 What a difference a day makes!! The weather Gods were shining on us today and we have enjoyed a full day out, no rain, no showers, no umbrellas, just some occasional misty fog. Did our check in with each other at 9am, and yes, let's be on our way to Grouse Mountain. The long walk down Hornby Street (like the true professionals that we are now 𯘂), and didn't have too long to wait for the shuttle bus. Our female driver was great and gave us lots of information along the way. Not long before the first Gondola (sky ride) took...

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Sep 23, 2019 - Vancouver

23 September 2019 "Just walkin' in the rain" - that was our day. It was actually a very good morning out, despite the weather. Picked up umbrellas from the office (have to sign for them here, as people forget to return them), and headed down to Canada Place and the tourist information office. Spoke with a lovely lady, and then bought our tickets for Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge. That makes us organised for when the day looks good weather wise, and we can just take off. Had a stroll around Canada Place, only one cruise ship...

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Sep 22, 2019 - Whistler to Vancouver

22 September 2019 Packup day again. Once all was tidied up, we had coffee in the Fair's unit. We were able to load the car and leave it in the car park, did our checkout and then wandered through the Village Square one last time. Popped into the Irish Pub for a bite to eat, strolled back to pick up the car and we were on our way. The rain had come, so quite a wet morning and plenty of fog as we headed south to Vancouver. Traffic was pretty good and mostly well behaved in the wet conditions. Found our home for the next five nights, pleased...

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Sep 20, 2019 - Vancouver, BC Tour

We are on our vacation for the next week. I know everyone already thinks we live on constant vacation. :-) What we call our vacation is when we leave our motorhome and stay in a hotel, Airbnb, etc. We drove to Vancouver, BC today, it was only about 150 miles from our home base in Hope, BC. We chose Hope to park our RV while we drive to different destinations. We are staying in a beautiful Airbnb for a couple of days before heading to Whistler, BC. Both areas are new for us, we have driven on the outskirts of Vancouver before but never...

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Aug 30, 2019 - One day three countries

On our way to visit friends in Hamburg, we pass through Groningen and what a surprise it is. We decide to try park and ride instead of fruitless searching for expensive car parking. Free parking for our car EU6 for up to 5 people on the bus and we’re on our way, saving the central city congestion and pollution. The Groninger Museum is a special place. Sited on three islands in front of the impressive train station the amazing interiors are designed by Philipe Starck. One display takes you through from the Stone Age to the present day in...

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Aug 21, 2019 - Smells Like Chocolate to Me

The body clocks have now taken another battering with an overnight flight to Amsterdam and we find ourselves totally immersed in Dutch culture. We are on a canal, looking from our living room onto an historic windmill with a cocoa factory nearby. The smell of chocolate wafts in the air whenever you leave the house. A nearby business is called “smells like chocolate to me” and it does 24/7. Our accommodation is one of the distinctive canal side warehouses. This is the oldest industrial area in Europe, Zaanse Schans, and at its peak there...

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Aug 17, 2019 - Waterworld

Well here we are in Victoria, but not as you know it. In our Victoria they eradicate blackberries and here on Victoria Island they celebrate them. We’re here at the height of the blackberry season and we’ve been doing quite a bit of picking and eating. The blackberries here are big, pillowy, juicy specimens. Shame we can’t make them into pies. Great banks of them line all the highways. We saw a doe and calf feasting on them at twilight time. Sadly next morning in the exact spot the mother lay dead on the road. Traffic. This is what we...

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Discovering Denmark

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