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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

Vancouver – Science World and ice cream

Vancouver – Science World and ice cream

Today the girls and I spent a full day at Science World in Vancouver, from opening until 4pm when the Little One crumpled into a heap and declared that she couldn’t walk another step (hardly surprising after the 9+ mile scootering of yesterday!) It’s a very hands on science exhibition, a bit like the Blast … Continue reading

Vancouver – a beautiful city

Vancouver – a beautiful city

Vancouver is a very clean and beautiful city.  It is also a rare thing in a fast growing city: it is surrounded by majestic mountains (that are snow-capped in the Winter) and the sea so it seems that from every street you can look up and see the beauty of nature, plus the architecture is … 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