What a week

It has been one of the best and weirdest weeks of our trip away. Last Monday we set off from Victoria to Port Alberni, what a drive, the scenery is breath-taking at times, coasting along next to lakes or open sea waters, the road working its way through mountains and valleys that were a hundred…

One week, or seven more sleeps!

No, it has nothing to do with Christmas, we’re not counting down the ‘sleeps’ until the big guy in red comes crawling down our chimney – mainly because it’s July and we don’t have a chimney! No, what we’re counting down to is our departure date, seven days, one week! We’re stunned that we’re at…

Final Fortnight

It’s come to that already, hard to believe isn’t it? Last Saturday we packed our day packs and headed off to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, daring ourselves to cross the bridge, traipse the tree-top walk, and crawl around the cliff-face walk. What’s more, we did it! Not bad for two people who have strong desire…

Stick It In A Car To Go!

Now, where to begin… Since our last blog (about two weeks ago) we exited our last long-haul train in Chicago, then caught the Wolverine into Michigan and finally caught up with my (K’s) childhood penpal (23 years of friendship, odd to think it’s lasted longer than most marriages in our generation!). Now the roadtrip towards…

From Buffalo With Love

That was probably the fastest weekend in history! Starting with an eight-hour car ride on Friday that flew past (or maybe that was just the driver’s driving?) as we traversed New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York state on into Canada. With semi-plans to catch up with three more friends in Toronto we were dropped off…

Absolutely Fabulous darling!

There’s a lot to be said for train travel, especially in countries other than your own! We’re so used to traveling everywhere by car, or rather screaming down highways and byways at a break-neck speed, that we don’t really get to see the country around us – that’s almost certainly the case for the driver…

Yesterday, a very long day today!

That’s probably the best way to describe the last 24hrs, or 31st or May. Before we even made it to Melbourne Int. Airport we’d been keeping pretty irregular hours, we were tired and anticipated only a couple hours of sleep between leaving home and actually going to the airport. So add on to that 18hrs…