Monthly Archives: July 2015

Making compost

One of the 2 bins in the back garden was full, and there is a lot of garden waste to compost at this busy season, so it became necessary to empty and sieve the other bin which has been gently … Continue reading

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Still heading home – part the second

In Vancouver airport and at the Skytrain station to get downtown. We were struggling with the ticket issuing machine.  A member of staff came over and seemed to help, but once he’d gone we found ourselves still thwarted.  At this point … Continue reading

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Leaving Canada – in stages

Friday 3rd July, and its a slow start to the morning, packing all the stuff we came with plus bits a pieces picked up during our travels.  fortunately everything goes into our bags, except I will be wearing a Harris … Continue reading

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Exploring Nelson and eating with the Stephensons

On our own in town we (perhaps mainly me) sought out a hardware and paint store to look at Canadian stuff.  Surprised to see those woven metal wire cased flexible tap connectors at under three dollars each, but you might … Continue reading

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Canada Day

Big celebrations all over town.  Hooray, hooray it’s a public holiday.  In the main street they are serving pancake breakfasts. To the accompaniment of high school saxophone jazz, very good stuff too.  The jazz – I know nothing of the … Continue reading

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More in Nelson

The ferry took us to the east shore and a place called Crawford  Bay which is a community full of artisans (as they say here).  The guys who made brooms for the Harry Potter movies are here, and they make … Continue reading

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Travelling to Nelson

Kate dropped us at the airport and we took the first of two short hops, this to Vancouver.  Barely up and we descended again.  Small plane, just 50 passengers inside and two big propellors outside.  Hung around for 40 minutes … Continue reading

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