Monday: Labour day, it was.

Last night there was a wedding and reception at the hotel. Guests wassailed happily until 11-40pm; so not too bad. The restaurant was particularly quiet and the moon looked great on the water as we headed for bed.

But what really got up my nose, were the folk who came back to their room above us at 1-30 am with their (pets are accepted) baby elephant. Well it sounded that way; so a mental note if we ever come back, please book the first floor not the ground. And unfortunately, because of the high ceilings I was unable to get them back at 7-00am, even by standing on a chair and trying to bang above me with a broom handle I found in the cleaners cupboard. We said goodbye to Painters Lodge in Campbell River and left the dog poo on the lawn outside our room. We had reported it and the dog but it did put me off star gazing in bare (no pun intended) feet, or any feet at all come to that. So every picture tells a story but sometimes not the full one! Dawn, however, was very special.


The route seemed fairly simple but I managed, at one point, to get us heading back the way we had come, north on highway 19, instead of south. Still, it did give us the chance to see Fanny Bay twice and have another schoolboy/girl titter. Lakes and inlets abounded, as always.

Lunch passed us by and we finally stopped for a quick coffee and comfort break in Ucluelet, before arriving in Tofino and the Red Crow Guest house. And this was yet another amazing room and space.

And the view from that room? Well, I’ll leave you to answer that one.

Dinner at a superb fish restaurant called the Ice House Oyster Bar. Tomorrow just relaxing and walking. Oh yes, and Mary has already got her sights set on the wildlife.


Thanks for reading and commenting.

M & M πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦


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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.

8 thoughts on “Monday: Labour day, it was.”

  1. All looks and sounds amazing as ever! Would you believe it, I’m pretty sure that I bought a postcard, of a painting (by I can’t remember who right now!) in the National Gallery a couple of weeks back, of that exact same view from your room of the wooded island! Said postcard is in Switzerland, I’ll will investigate this weekend and keep you posted!

    Good first day @ the film factory πŸ˜‰

    Lots of love from us all!

    Smuch xxx

    1. Gosh, if that’s true!!! On the edge of our seat till the weekend then? Must be lots of wooded islands, surely? Watch this space, eh? Hope Dude improves. Not sure if Hannah got my text but stop the medication by all means. 😻
      Loads of love Ma & Pa xxxx ❀️❀️❀️

  2. Wonderful photos – well done you both! From Friday 8th to Monday 18th we’ll be in the same time zone as yourselves – just a couple of thousand or so miles south – in San Diego! xx
    Lots of love, Nan & Robin xx

  3. I am very envious of you. What a great journey you are having. However I am not sure if I would have your stamina. You must have a lot of tens tucked away in your camera by now Malcolm. Don’t let Mary join the club – she’ll sweep the board.

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