Tagged with British Columbia

Sea creatures and canoes on Galiano Island

As soon as breakfast was finished yesterday, the girls raced off to the beach to climb over the rocks and see what sea creatures had been deposited in the rock pools overnight.  There were fewer hermit crabs but instead there was something much more exciting – lots of tiny jellyfish.  They were tricky to see … Continue reading

Galiano Island and Orcas

Galiano Island and Orcas

We caught the ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano on Sunday afternoon.  Just as the boat was about to leave the dock someone ran down from the top deck to say that there was a pod of orca whales just outside the harbour.  We went up on deck to watch as we sailed slowly past them, … Continue reading

Relaxing in Chilliwack

  We flew back to Vancouver on Wednesday but instead of spending time in the city, we headed to Chilliwack, an hour outside Vancouver, to visit some friends.  We had not seen James and Marianne for 8 years so they had never met the girls. They had also had a little girl, Rosie, since we’d … Continue reading

Victoria part 2

Our last full day in Victoria and on Vancouver Island so we made a visit to the Parliament Buildings.  It is a lovely building, home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and built  in 1898. The building was designed by a 25 year old English immigrant and as we looked around the building an … Continue reading

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

We left Tofino on Sunday and were definitely sad to go.  We had a 4 hour drive to get to Victoria in the very South of the island and it should have been a lovely drive.  The girls decided differently though – they didn’t like being cooped up in the car and the windy roads … Continue reading

Sand dunes, logs and bogs

We had a slow start this morning – I had work to do and the girls are feeling tired.  It must be all the fresh air – we’re just not used to it anymore!  It is lovely to be spending 10 hours a day outside though, we’ve missed it… Lunch was first on the agenda … Continue reading

Whale watching in Tofino

Whale watching in Tofino

Yesterday started out like most other days here: a bit chilly and damp, with lots of sea fog rolling in over the beach.  (It’s not always like this here – when we were here 9 years ago it was sunny and warm every day…)  Despite this, we decided to take a boat trip out and … Continue reading