Arrived in Canada

September 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Back in Canada after 8 years. Most things look the same. It was drizzling when I arrived in Vancouver. I took a bus to the ferry terminal and boarded a ferry for Nanaimo. My step-daughter Joy picked me up and I've spent the past day and a half with her and her husband talking about family and trying to recover from my jet lag.

The first 10 hours of flying wasn't too bad but the last 5 were awful. I couldn't get comfortable and walking and stretching didn't even make me feel any better. I didn't sleep but I managed to watch 5 movies and a documentary so at least my brain was entertained.

Everything here is written in both official languages. Yes, even my diet coke can. Tomorrow I will get out and explore now that the jet lag is subsiding. The weather has cleared up and is now sunny and pleasant.

Bilingual Coke CanEven this diet coke can is written in two languages -- yes everything on the can.

British Columbia FerryThese vessels travel between the mainland of BC and Vancouver Island and the other small islands in between. They carry over 300 cars and many foot passengers. There is a shop, a café and a restaurant on board. On a good day, it is great to stay out on deck and watch the scenery pass by. Yesterday when I travelled by ferry, it was raining and visibility was minimal.


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