Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Well to think a week ago we were sat in Glasgow airport not knowing if we would get away that day or what.  Granted we have covered a fair few miles since then and taken in some wonderful scenery. We are now at the other side of the Rockies and it's so different, very green rich farm land.  So we have gone up some very steep 6% roads and down equally steep ones and when you have had a cold yours ears aren't half effected to the point I felt sick with the pressure.  But that's us on the flat now. We are off today to catch the ferry.  So far Charlie and I have loved every minute of this trip, glad we joined the (SKI club) spending kids inheritance according to Rita, and didn't leave it any longer. We visited one of Charlie's sisters on Monday, nearly didn't get to see her. Now Charlie was a land surveyor for nearly 40 years and would you believe it he wrote turn left down instead of right which over here with there every thing is in blocks can take you miles out of your way, thankfully after asking three different people we found a very helpfully lady - no we don't have GPS. Anyway we had a lovely catch up.
I made a complete mess up with my post that I was doing this morning, so forgive me I was having a senior moment.   We travel across by ferry to Victoria on the island stunning views and the weather was perfect.

Two and half hour crossing, it was really warm so we sat up on the top deck.  We are spending two days in Victoria then we are going further up the island, weather is meant to be good so we will do lots of walking. We went out for a look around and found a river walk two minutes from our hotel - good start.  Off to get some tea, we been told there is a lovely fish restaurant near by so we will go and see.  Thank you once again for all your lovely comments I am enjoying reading them at silly o'clock when I am in the wide awake club and Charlie is zzzzzing it.  I enjoy reading them regardless of the time.

Hazel xxx


  1. Amazing scenery Hazel, hope you are having a fab time. Worth the expense, you will have a lot of good memories to reflect on in future years.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Hi Hazel, I am really enjoying hearing about your trip and the scenery is outstanding, quite beautiful. You and Charlie are managing to cover a fair amount of miles, keep on enjoying yourselves and looking forward to the next installment, hugs Kate X

  3. oh such fabulous photos Hazel - wonderful - love these and your travels sound so much fun xx

  4. Wow! Great pictures Hazel, that's my memories of the scenery in Canada.
    Glad you and Charlie are enjoying the trip, doing all things you want to do when you want to do it.
    Looking forward to the next instalment

    Patricia xxx

  5. Beautiful pictures Hazel sounds like you are having a fabulous time! I am definitely going to have to join the SKI club shhhhh - don't tell my children! Susan x

  6. Hi Hazel
    Another set of beautiful photos. Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. You won't want to come home!
    Take care.
    Ang x

  7. More beautiful photographs Hazel, it sounds as if you are having a super time. Was the restaurant as good as you were told?
    Hugs Erika.

  8. Hi Hazel,
    thank you for taking the time out of your hols to post such beautiful scenery photos.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi hazel
    Glad your enjoying yourself and the scenery looks stunning!
    Enjoy honey
    Hugs xx

  10. Hi Hazel,

    Looks fabulous. Thank you for the diary of you holiday, it makes great reading and cant wait for the next installment lol! great images too.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx