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Gallery: Comox Valley -- an evening's walk's worth of views

CANADA | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Finding Community in Comox Valley...

USA | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [531]

We drove up and found ourselves in a lovely home in Comox. Comox is basically like a suburb. There's a great garden in the backyard and we can help Alice out by doing some weeding. At the same time, there is the treat of doing a little strawberry harvesting.... Read more >

Gallery: To Victoria and beyond...

CANADA | Saturday, 21 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Galiano Island

CANADA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Onward ho! Victoria!

CANADA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Views [594]

We took a ferry from Galiano to Victoria. A lovely, short trip and at no cost as the ferry from Vancouver to Galiano essentially covers you all the way to Victoria. We arrived in Victoria and caught two buses and arrived at Trevor's. We stayed at ... Read more >

Gallery: First stop: Vancouver

CANADA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Winlaw

CANADA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Next stop: Serenity by the Sea

CANADA | Sunday, 15 Jun 2008 | Views [550]

Yes, that is the name of the place. serenitybythesea.com on Galiano Island. I was sure that I had landed in paradise. No doubt. And yet, when we heard from Sean, another wwoofing host whom we had contacted in order to build in some flexibility while ... Read more >

First stop: Vancouver

CANADA | Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | Views [477]

From the interior, we decided to head for the coast. It had our name on it. It was what we loved. The temperate forest. The ocean. Both Mountains and flatlands. First stop: Vancouver

Will the true crescendo of spring please stand up

CANADA | Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | Views [763]

We had been travelling in eternal spring since March 13th when we returned from Costa Rica, landing in Atlanta. When we came to Nelson, I saw the lilacs in bloom as the crescendo of spring. But, the real crescendo was yet to come, and it came today, ... Read more >

Blowing into a small town...

CANADA | Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | Views [664]

We arrived in Winlaw with all of our luggage in tow, knowing that Caroline would be taking her friend to the bus for 11:10 a.m. The town is tiny, but it does have a wonderful organic food store with a cafe attached. We walked into the cafe, with all ... Read more >

Meeting new friends in the area...

CANADA | Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | Views [535]

In the midst of all the excitement of finding that we were staying and then booking ourselves in at the Dancing Bear HI Hostel in Nelson, we heard from some people that we had been communicating with about a possible wwoofing engagement. Mike and Ulla ... Read more >

Giving the area a chance...

CANADA | Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | Views [834]

As I said, I am neither a man nor am I young, but I am heading west, and feeling younger for it. One of the pleasures of my retirement, is not having to know exactly what I am going to do next! David and I found ourselves in exactly that state after ... Read more >

Helping the herb lady...

CANADA | Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | Views [1087]

I'm not a man and I'm not young, but I am heading west, and feeling younger for it... Dave and I made our first stop in B.C. in Nelson, where Diane came and picked us up at the bus depot, swung by the organic food store, and then brought us over to ... Read more >

Gallery: Nelson

CANADA | Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Westward Bound

CANADA | Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Worthwhile stopover

CANADA | Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | Views [722]

Thanks to the couchsurfing.com project, Dave and I had a great time during our 4-5 hour layover in Calgary. Sarah and her boyfriend, Mike, picked us up and took us to an organic vegan restaurant called The Coup. It was artsy and neat, the food was wonderful ... Read more >

Closing the loop

CANADA | Thursday, 29 May 2008 | Views [480]

We arrived in Winnipeg Wednesday evening (May 14) just before 7 or so. Lori picked us up, we swung by eatit.ca where we had a joyous reunion, and then over to her place in River Heights where we have been ever since. We made a deal, back on the phone ... Read more >

Gallery: Winnipeg

CANADA | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: En Route pour Winnipeg

CANADA | Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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House sitting in the country near Athens, Ontario

CANADA | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Views [1176]

What a change from the travel from one place to another that we had been doing in the past while. This place was really close. All it took to get from one place to another was for one of our hosts to drive us to Foodsmiths in Perth, Ontario, and our ... Read more >

Gallery: Ontario -- Wit's End

CANADA | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Ontario -- New Life Retreat

CANADA | Sunday, 4 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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New Life Retreat Centre, near Lanark,

CANADA | Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | Views [1644]

Sunday, April 27, 2008     We arrived in Ottawa Monday evening, after travelling up from Phoenicia New York. Doug, Manager at Menla, gave us a ride from Menla to the bus stop in Phoenicia, and just as we were parting, I said, “Doug, I’d ... Read more >

Gallery: Menla: Life in the Mountains

USA | Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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