Heading north

 

Polar bear at the airport – Yellowknife

I sat with my head buried in the toilet, throwing up my lunch and dinner. Something had invaded my body and really smacked me around. The night was spent wrenching while Teeny called Australia for advice from my parents. We needed to catch a flight north from Calgary to Yellowknife in five hours. Continue reading

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The Fish, again…

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On the 9th, we all travelled south the the US state of Montana. Our destination was Whitefish. After a unique and humour filled visit to the US border customs offices, where we were “interrogated” (filled out some forms) by an aloof customs officer who clearly enjoyed entertaining Australians. Teeny somehow sweet-talked the officer into giving us wicked Elk stamps in our passports (I know you’re jealous). After three hours or so, we arrived in the “wild west” town of Whitefish for the third time. Continue reading

Golden New Years.

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After we said our goodbyes to our relatives in Sechelt we left early on our journey to the Rockies. We boarded another BC ferry to Vancouver, where we would then taxi to the airport. The obligatory wait and even an uncomfortable nap on some benches got us through to our boarding time for our flight to Cranbrook on a Bombadier Dash-8 propeller plane. Continue reading

Sechelt Christmas and Boating.

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We arrived in Sechelt by ferry via Vancouver, The ferry ride took the better part of an hour and took us along some amazing coastline. We got some amazing shots as the sun provided some great light. We also froze to death on the bow from the headwind. The massive BC ferries ply their trade along the coastline ceaselessly. The size of these boats dwarf any ferry in Australia, except for the ferry link between Melbourne and Tasmania. Continue reading

Vancouver, Christmas train and Granville Island markets

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Second time around in Vancouver and we would be reunited once more with the family, plus a few relatives on the side. This time, Sarah would also be joining us to make the FamBam complete.

Firstly, Margy, Ivan, Teeny and I had a free day to spend in the city Continue reading