Thursday, possibly the longest day in the world!


All I know it’s now Friday finally, but boy was Thursday a long day. However, breakfast was superb this morning and off we went on the hop on, hop off Vancouver Trolley bus tour. The green route takes in Stanley Park; the red, China Town, Gastown and Yaletown; we plumped for the green.

Very informative drivers give you a little of the history and information on places various as you pass by. Our first stop was at the aquarium but the queue already looked daunting so we walked on and headed for the totem poles; remenants of an abandoned 1930’s plan to create the First Nations theme village.

After a cup of coffee we headed back to the ‘hop on, hop off’ bus stop but the next bus to arrive was in the words of the driver “chocka.” He started by saying just that, “I’m chocka!” I should have been quick witted enough to reply, “Hi, I’m Malcolm” So as the next one was half an hour away we walked on again towards Lumbermans arch.


We finally found the bus stop, they are quiet small and not easy to spot. Waited not too long and clambered on board to head to a stop called The Teahouse for lunch. Excellent service, excellent lunch: result……two happy bunnies.

There is a statue of Robbie Burns in the park unveiled by Ramsay MacDonald in 1928, and one called ‘Girl in a wetsuit’ a 1972 bronze by Elek Imredy that was unveiled on June 10th 1972, the same date we got married! I have pictures but uploading from the iPad to website is taking forever and dinner calls!

DSC00723       Hi! Mum, I’m home!                                         (It’s a Canada goose; see what I did there?)

So, I am sure we shall both sleep well tonight; have a good Saturday folks, you’ll get there long before we do!

Malcom & Mary 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

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