Tuesday, 12 February 2013
I looked at my previous post and decided February was romping away without my having made much note of it. The truth is we have all been travelling along our Canadian journey at full pelt, particularly at the weekends when we remind ourselves that we came all this way for change and so we must go find it.
I am exhausted! This last weekend, a three-dayer due to BC's first 'Family Day', has been so packed with activity that I feel in need of another few days to recover, I think. I do believe two full days of skiing have made the husband and I realise there is work to be done if fitness levels are going to improve and it's a good thing those days were separated by a drive along the Vancouver-Whistler road to Squamish to do some eagle viewing. Every year thousands of bald eagles descend on the river to feast on salmon and the spectacle is supposed to be incredible. Unfortunately we were too late in the season and saw only a couple. It wasn't a wasted journey, though, the scenery was breathtaking.
I've been snowshoeing again. Those mountains are pulling me upwards all the time, I can't get enough of them and when I'm not actually up there, there they are on the horizon, a constant fascination. The clean, fresh air is a tonic to my lungs and a perfect antidote to London's fumes and smog. I'm rather taken with snowshoeing, actually. I love stopping to soak up the views .. well that's my excuse anyway!
I also met a second good bloggy type, someone I'm convinced a lot of you will know! I met wonderful Koralee in the city centre, where we ate some of Vancouver's finest and chatted away as though we had known one another all along. That's the beauty of blogging and it was a treat to see her.
I'm also rather in love with my new iPhone which is so cool I only know a minute percentage of its capabilities but I did have to move continents to persuade the husband I really needed it. And of course having fun on Instagram, experimenting with all it's settings. Do come and join me if you're an Instagram fanatic too!
But you know something .. every paragraph here begins with 'I'. So tell me, what did you get up to at the weekend?
* all photographs were taken over the weekend using Instagram