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Sep 23, 2019 - Whistler, BC

We left Vancouver early this morning for our drive to Whistler, BC. We could not wait to drive the Sea-to-Sky Scenic Drive, it was beautiful, even with all the pouring rain. My pictures do not do it justice, I am adding a few rainy ones anyway. :-) BC’s cliff-hugging Highway 99, which winds in and out of Howe Sound’s steep fjords from Vancouver’s North Shore up to Whistler is described by Wikipedia as one of the most gorgeous drives in the world. It was fabulous! We are staying at the awesome Pinnacle International Hotel, it is like a small...

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Sep 21, 2019 - Whistler

21 September 2019 A very welcome sleep in today after the fast pace of Knight Inlet, where early starts with breakfast at 6.30am and then in and out of boats three to four times a day, kept us on our toes. We met in the Fair's room at 10am for a coffee and then headed downtown for a stroll around a couple of shops before heading to the Blackcomb Mountain Gondola, as the one to Seventh Heaven does not run in the "fall". After getting a few directions, we arrived at the ticket office to a very long queue. This moved pretty well as they had...

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2019 Bear Hunt

Sep 20, 2019 - Knight Inlet to Whistler

20 September 2019 Our last morning at Knight Inlet and we voted to have a relaxing time at the resort. We could have been ready to go on an estuary tour at 7.30am, but some relaxation time won out. A big day ahead for us anyway. Two planes arriving and leaving the Inlet today, and we watched the precision unloading and reloading take place. We were in Plane 2 and were on our way by 10.15am. A very different day to last Tuesday weather wise, so the views flying back through the mountains were great. We had three staff on our flight heading...

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2019 Bear Hunt

Jul 21, 2019 - Whistler

One of the best features of the Riverside RV Resort is that the Whistler Valley Bike Path passes by the campground. On Sunday morning I toured 6 miles of those paths with a nice jog/walk. Later in the day we biked a couple miles to Market Place and ate at Tacos La Cantina before strolling on the Village Stroll. Monday was a busy day. I got in a good ride on the bike paths in the morning with a little surprise thrown in. There are some steep hills in places on the paths not friendly to recumbent bikers. I had to walk in a couple of spots...

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Jul 20, 2019 - Cache Creek to Whistler

Route 99 from Cache Creek to Whistler is one of my favorite highways. That was certainly true on Saturday – until – we’ll get back to that! Anyway, the portion of the highway from Cache Creek to Lillooet is winding and hilly. We negotiated several steep and winding ascents and descents and a construction area as well. All the while the route was scenic as the weather had cleared and we had a sunny day with temperatures in the seventies. As we neared Lillooet, we reached a great spot prior to our descent into Fraser Canyon. At that point...

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May 22, 2019 - Whistling away in Whistler

A nice, quiet catch up day in Whistler today. After breakfast, Cheryl and I left for our Jeep tour. Despite having a great time (which I will recount in a minute), something went awry with our booking and we ended up being put on the wrong tour. We had booked and paid for a 3 hour Callaghan Jeep tour. When we went to the tour booking office before 8.30, we handed over our vouchers, signed the waiver forms etc and were told to come back at 9 for the tour - no one mentioned that anything had changed. We did this and were half an hour into the...

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May 21, 2019 - The long and (very) winding road

Firstly, an update on Gwenda who became sick yesterday. She was taken, by ambulance, to the hospital where she was put on various monitors. While there, she had another ‘episode’. As she was being monitored, the doctors were able to see exactly what was happening. They diagnosed total heart blockage and she was to receive a pacemaker today. A horrible situation but she was so lucky that it happened where we were, close to medical attention and not in the middle of one of the windy, isolated roads we had been on. Depending on how she is,...

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May 9, 2019 - Vancouver to Whistler

May 9, 2019 Another nice morning with an 81- mile drive to Whistler yet 2 ½ hours driving time. It took us over an hour to get through Vancouver as 99 north runs right past Canada Place and through Stanley Park (the largest city park in North America and bigger than Central Park). Was a beautiful drive up the west coast and looking out towards Vancouver Island. Not too much traffic but road construction narrowed the road to one lane in several places along the way. Lots of 7% grades until Squamish where we bought groceries. On every bottle...

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Dec 28, 2018 - Fri 28th Dac - BACK HOME

Fri 28th Dac - BACK HOME The flight across really was a pleasant flight - we think it is the best time to undertake a long westward bound flight. Ron watched the beginning of 3 movies and even the end pop each - but I missed a lot of detail in the middle. So I have the evidence that I must have done a “little” snoozing on the flight. Our friend from the Village, Lynne, picked us up at the airport at about 9, and joined us for a cuppa along with Ian and Robyn Unfortunately those short snoozing naps on the flight didn’t help me during the...

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Dec 26, 2018 - Wed 26th Dec - leave Whistler

Wed 26th Dec - leave Whistler There was a sense of muted excitement in the air as bags were packed, living areas were tidied, rubbish taken 150m down the road to the Bear-proof shed, and food eaten, left for cleaners or thrown out. It was lightly snowing all morning which was a treat for our last day in Canada. After putting all our luggage into the garage, we could leave the house on time for the cleaners and come back later in the day to collect our 10 large cases, as many backpacks, and 5 large, long snow-board bags. We caught cabs down...

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Dec 25, 2018 - Tue 25th Dec C’mas Day - - Again!! - pics - snow tubing

Tue 25th Dec C’mas Day - - Again!! - pics - snow tubing Last full day !!!!!! It just doesn’t feel like Christmas Day because of the great celebration we had on the 19th. And I guess that is good ‘cos it shows that we did well in making the 19th a memorable family celebration. Tim and Iz went down to the Southern Diner at Creekside for breakfast, and got back at 10:00. Jen put some biscuits (Aussie term) into the oven to cook. That should give us a nice morning tea. It was very quiet around the house. Snow board bindings removed, sorting...

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Dec 24, 2018 - Mon 24th Dec C’mas Eve - spa - snow shoes - Church

Mon 24th Dec C’mas Eve Oh Oh!! We are in a rut. We are last out of bed, AGAIN. The girls and Tim have headed off to a Scandinavian Spa for Massage, Hot spa baths, and Ice cold baths. All enjoyed it. Meantime the boys headed off mid morning to board the slopes and we headed into town mid morning to have our last browse of shops before Christmas. We had to be at the snow shoe place to check in by 11:45 for a 12noon Snow Shoe tour. We grabbed a hot cuppa at Moguls to keep us going and then checked in, signed our waivers to say The Adventure...

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