A Canadian Christmas

Merry Christmas from Snowy Vancouver Island!


If you’re new here, you won’t know that this is the fifth Christmas away from home for my partner, Karen, and me. While we’re far from our little village in Manitoba’s Interlake region, we are mixing up winter by staying in Canada (for the time being). Continue reading


Tofino Calling

Vancouver Island is roughly the size of the Netherlands, only about 400 km long and 100 km wide. It’s kind of ridiculous how many cool & wildly different places there are to visit. Recently, Tofino called to us.


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Time off in Ladysmith

Between house sits, time was well spent reuniting with friends in another new-to-us destination.

Travelling in Canada this winter has been awesome! Not only do we get to see a whole lot of beautiful Vancouver Island, but Karen and I also took the chance to visit friends we don’t see often enough.

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Enough relaxing for now; it’s back to work!

It’s pretty hard to think of a better introduction to Vancouver Island. Sunny skies and calm waters added to the scenic ferry trip from the mainland.  Our first night was spent in a beautiful little cottage in Sidney, with time to poke around the harbour town.

Enough of that, though.  Back to work.  Time to get our house sitting hats on!

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