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Dec 5, 2018 - Wed 5th (Australia time)

Wed 5th Dec - fly to Vancouver Good sleep last night and an early start (for us) at 6:30 saw us up and running through the list of last minutes things to do. Our friend and neighbour Rosemary picked us up approx 8:15 to take and drop us at the Int Terminal. Andrew and family arrived only a few minutes before us, so we all checked our luggage in at the same time. 9 very excited family said goodbye to friends who had come to the airport to wish us well and we headed down to immigration and customs and onto the concourse for a coffee before...

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Sep 30, 2018 - Hope to Fort Langley

I spent my first night on the road in April last year at the Fort Langley campground so it’s fitting that I end my journey here having done a full circuit of Canada over the last 18 months. I’ve travelled a total of 30,000 kms, 16,000 last year & 14,000 this year & in the process I’ve taken nearly 6,000 photos. Thank heavens for digital cameras. I’ll spend the next couple of weeks sorting out the motorhome then working on selling it so won’t have much time for any more sightseeing although I might be able to fit in a few short trips if...

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Sep 29, 2018 - Vancouver (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD When booking our one-way flight to Gatwick airport, we chose a long layover in Vancouver instead of a relatively short one. Living on an island has taught us that you can’t always rely on good weather conditions or other transportation issues to ensure that you are able to catch a long, overseas flight. Plans can really go astray if one missed the first leg of a journey. It’s like dominoes, the first one falls, and the rest just keep toppling over. We ended up with five hours between our on-time 15-minute flight...

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Sep 23, 2018 - Vancouver

I was hoping to go to Capilano Park which is almost within walking distance but there were still too many dark clouds around. I could have caught a bus part of the way but still too far to walk in such unsettled weather. The sky cleared a bit this afternoon & the forecast is good for the rest of the week so I’m on the move again tomorrow. I went for a walk along the Capilano River near the RV Park & watched them fishing for salmon which looked like a lot of fun. I saw at least 8 huge fish caught while I watched from the bridge. Apparently...

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Sep 21, 2018 - Vancouver

As forecast, it rained yesterday but not until I'd finished doing my laundry which was a bonus. It was supposed to rain all day today but it didn't. I went into downtown Vancouver but didn't do anything interesting. I got home about 2:00 pm & it started to rain shortly after that - I think it's been pretty dry so it's all welcome.

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Sep 19, 2018 - Vancouver - Stanley Park

Another good day so although I did a lot of walking yesterday, I needed to go to Stanley Park today because there’s rain forecast for Thursday & Friday. In fact, it’s just started to sprinkle this evening. Opened in 1888, just a year after Vancouver was incorporated as a city, Stanley Park is the most visited attraction in BC, both by tourists & locals. Within walking distance of downtown Vancouver, the 1,000 acre park is one of the largest urban parks in the world, bigger than Central Park or Kings Park in Perth. It’s almost completely...

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Sep 18, 2018 - Vancouver

A lovely day so it was a toss-up between the Waterfront, Stanley Park or Grouse Mountain. The Waterfront, Gastown, Chinatown won because they were easier to get to. There was lots of walking & I hope the photos show that Vancouver is a beautiful city in an outstanding setting.

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Sep 16, 2018 - Victoria to Vancouver

Today’s ferry was at 11:00 am. I had to check-in at 10:00 am & was only 20 minutes from the ferry terminal so no need for an early start. This is a very busy route & ferries go about every hour although I heard someone say that this ferry was full. The trip takes about 90 minutes which went by very quickly because the scenery was changing all the time as we wove our way through the islands. It was overcast but didn’t rain which was a blessing because I chose to drive the direct route from the ferry to the campground which took me through...

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Sep 7, 2018 - A busy day with a change of plans

On Saturday, Sunny had to catch the morning ferry to Victoria and we thought it best for her to drop me at Sharon and Allen's on the way instead of them coming for me. Sharon had invited us to lunch so sunny could meet them. When we got there they had found out that there was a big cycle race on the route to Whistler and the road would be closed. The only sensible thing to do was to leave later than planned and therefore better for everyone if I slept at their place. With that agreed, and after an excellent lunch, Sunny a I left for the...

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Sep 7, 2018 - Soldiering On

I woke up hot around 2 AM last night. Opened windows. Still some ambient noise but the construction work seemed to have stopped but I didn’t get back to sleep until probably 5, then the construction started up again at 7. We took the Skytrain down to the water front in the morning. Plan was for a bus tour. There were actually 2 tours which overlapped to some degree but we could get the Park Tour for only $15 more if we booked the City Tour so that is what we did. Between the garage adventure yesterday and not being able to sleep last night...

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Sep 6, 2018 - Tough Day

September 6, 2018 Day 30 Vancouver, BC This ended up being the most challenging day of the trip. Caitlyn’s back had been bothering her to one degree or another since she had arrived. So she agreed that before we headed to Canada where her insurance wouldn’t be of any value, we should stop at the urgent care center right next to the hotel. They checked her out, we got a prescription filled, and were off to Vancouver by noon time. I had realized I wasn’t gong to have phone or texting service in Canada but it didn’t click I also wasn’t going...

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Sep 6, 2018 - Walking around the rest of Vancouver with Sunny

Another great day both weatherwise and in being shown around by Sunny. I moved across to her apartment around mid morning and we left on our walking tour which started at a delicious bakery and coffee shop. We then headed down to the waterfront and walked up the other side of the peninsula to yesterday. The laughing buddahs are wonderful and something I would have missed by myself. The seal was a bonus and you can see from the photos the other interesting sights. We completed the loop ending at the point of Stanley Park I had reached...

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