Sunday; Sunshine, whales and Thai food.

We didn’t linger for breakfast and the pickup lady (sounds all wrong doesn’t it?) arrived dead on time, if not a tad before. So off to the whale watching check in down in Fishermans Wharf. Then away to the Pacific Ocean on a really sunny day.

The boat was just sublime and the crew attentive and knowledgeable. Mary was OK; the water is not herΒ best element but only when we stopped and it began to roll did she feel slightly under the weather. But the sight of those humpback whales distracted her enough to keep her stable. We have loads of these snaps now and were very pleased. Always wanted to put my own whales tail photograph up in our hall and now I can!

What an experience. They are gentle, very big and just awesome. Then we passed seals various; elephant seals, Californian seals and the cutest sea otter in the world.


He looks half asleep but SO, SO cuddly!Β Back to Port and a very late lunch and then a little exploratory walk of China town. Fan Tan Alley, is the smallest street in Canada. Previously known for Opium, gambling, and ladies who wanted money for their favours! We didn’t linger as it was getting late and Mary had packing to do and Malcolm had a blog and photographs to sort out.

I did spy a very strange jar of………well you can make your own jokes up at the back, I’m sure! The lounge at the B&B looked most welcoming.

And away for a very tasty Thai meal, and a meaningful discussion with the waitress about the number of people accepting food from the back of a van as we passed by, on our way to eat. She was training to be a nurse and very aware of the problem that affects not only this but all major cities these days. Oh dear, bring on the dancing girls and a little joy.

By golly they’re here!

Tomorrow, the ferry to Vancouver and back to the Wedgewood Hotel; how long ago will that seem that we were last there, NOT?

Have a good Monday folks!

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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.

6 thoughts on “Sunday; Sunshine, whales and Thai food.”

  1. OK you two – stop bragging! We’ve done the whales, red squirrels, chipmunks, coyotes, and blue jays too! Sadly we only saw signs about bears, but no live ones, so you beat us there! Back home now, very sad to leave it all, and Nicholas and Katy, behind. They gave us a fabulous holiday, but we all agreed that Lake Tahoe was the tops, with the whale watching close behind, followed by the huge redwoods in Muir Woods, and of course a couple of days wine tasting in Napa Valley. Air BnBs worked well and we stayed in some fabulous places – well worth a try. Crowthorne looks very primitive and cramped by comparison to all that space – and chilly, after 101 degrees yesterday. Opened the post, had some real toast and marmalade, now to put the washing in – then to see how long we can last at the first night of Choral Society. Enjoy the rest of your hols – see you soon. Love M&T

    1. Got a funny feeling Blackwater is going to be the same! On the ferry on a beautiful day, from Vancouver island to Vancouver, as I type. Pleased you had a great time. Back in that gorgeous hotel where we started! Our table is already booked, tomorrow ghastly early start for the Rocky Mountaineer! Love to you both M & M xxxx

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