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    Having arrived safely after a few hiccups, Karen and I have spent a fantastic day with Mike (oldguy59) and Donna in and around Victoria.

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    Thats a cool looking house. What is it?

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    Good to see you made it, Neil.
    Enjoy your time in my old country.
    I am sure Mike and his missus will ensure that you do.

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    Hatley Castle, seemingly Dead pool was shot here.

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    Glorious end to a perfect day, night time Victoria.

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    When we were there we were amazed at the continuous stream of seaplanes taking off and landing!

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    love the photo of the harbour

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    Great to see you having such a great time everybody.
    Wish we were there.
    Rob and Eileen.
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    I am glad to hear that you are having a good time, Neil.

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    Happy days Neil - great place, great company Enjoy

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    Looks like fun all around!

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    We changed up the plan.
    Instead of running up the Sanich Penisula and stopping into the BC Aviation Museum on the way to the ferry, we went up the island to check out some of the scenes on a post card Karen found in Victoria. On that post card were a view from the Malahat Summit, Nanaimo Harbour, and Cathedral Grove. For the first two on the list, Karen and Neil will have to share their photos.

    For the last, I have a montage that should explain why we bypassed the planes for some trees:

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    The tree in this image is over 800 years old, and is supposed to be the oldest tree in Cathedral Grove. There are copies of planes in lots of museums around the world, but only a few trees like this one in easy reach of civilization. Next visit, we can check out the planes.

    BC Parks - MacMillan Park/Cathedral Grove
    www.discovervancouverisland.com - Cathedral Grove

    PS: www.timescolonist.com - Deadpool Comes to Hatley Castle, Then Tweets About It
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    Wow - that is one big tree! Good to see Neil and the Missus having fun with you and Donna, Mike! Keep the pics and reportage coming

    All the best,
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    Mike and Donna have selflessly given of their time to ensure both Karen and I have the greatest start to our holiday.

    The pic of the tree shows you just how small and insignificant we are compared to the majestic beauty throughout the Grove. We'll worth a visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    Glorious end to a perfect day, night time Victoria.

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    Ah, 43 years ago the new Mrs. Clipper and I were there a week on our honeymoon . . . I still have the photos of a cool orange turbo Beaver landing at sunset in the harbor, it was so romantic. She has some British China and an old guy with airplane fever . . . Thanks for sharing

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    Glad you got to see Cathedral Grove.
    SWMBO and I always stop there on our way home from Long Beach/Tofino.
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    An older picture, on a rainy day:
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    76 m = 249 feet
    9 m = 30 feet
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    Even more impressive than the night life pics!

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    Worth the hike just for the views.
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    Over 10,000 feet, without a plane?

    And as good a view...
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    What a view, indeed! Looks like you two are enjoying yourselves tremendously

    All the best,
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    Stunning view mate.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Brilliant pics Neil. How are the knees holding out? Don't go overdoing it now but continue to have a super time.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    I‘m glad you had a great time with Mike & Donna in Canada.
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Stunning photos!


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    Makes Morpeth look a bit ........


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    Love the harbour photo, looks like you are having a great time

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Yes it does, but I don't live in Morpeth.
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    Makes Morpeth look a bit ........
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    Having a great time and again a wonderful start to the holiday with Mike & Donna showing us around Victoria and its environs.

    Long drive up to Jasper some wonderful walks, the Sulpher Skyline was hard but well worth it.

    Lake Louis was supposed to be a rest period for me! Day one a 20km hike from Lake Louise to Mirror Lake to Lake Agnes and the famous tea room (a bit miffed as I don't drink tea and they don't serve coffee! Was gagging for one after a 5am start!), then up and over Big Beehive, that was some climb suitable for mountain goats, then back down to Lake Louise.

    Today we did Lake Moraine, although by canoe not walking, my right knee is swollen right up. Combination of driving and walking.

    Hit Banff at 6pm today, catching up on some washing then a dip in the cave spring pool under the hotel. What a life eh.

    Hope to see you soon. Damn shame I'm missing Doncaster.

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    Glad to hear you are having a great time in Canada Neil.
    Wish I could be with you, but I could never keep up that pace, bad knee or not.
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    Glad you’re having such a good time... I’m off to Cyprus early tomorrow, can’t wait

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    Have a nice time. Fond memories of Cyprus, 6 month UN tour and the back for a 2 year posting.

    Have a great time Neil
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    Arrived safe and sound at the home 'Drome.

    I can now unpack, well I already have,my new laptop.........yahoo, no more typing on my phone.

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    Welcome home mate, glad you had a good break. Alas I too must take flight an return to our green and pleasant within the next day or so.

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    No rest for the wicked. Hope you had a great holiday and batteries recharged for Doncaster.

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    Good to have you back old bean.
    Rob.
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    Welcome back old chap !

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    Welcome home, Neil.

    Now, relax!!!!

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    Glad you made it back safely from the wilds of the colonies, Karen and Neil!

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit. It was great to meet you both, at last, in person.
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    It has been a long but very enjoyable 3 weeks in Canada. Fantastic to meet Mike & Donna in person and very grateful for a brilliant start to our holiday with them both in Victoria. A wonderful country, fantastic experiences, many of which caught on film (over 3,000 pictures and many videos to go through). Glad to be back though after landing at 7am yesterday and a long drive home.

    We still have some technical issues to clear up as we changed broadband provider before we left but at least I'm able to type and upload from a laptop not my phone.

    Look forward to seeing some if not all in the not too distant future, probably York, Vapnartak in February being my next show. Have to see how the shifts fall as I used my holiday allowance in one bite for Canada. Mind you I start a new year in November.

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    Hope to get to see you both in March 2020 as I am am taking Mary on a "Up North" tour
    She's never been to the great wide (and cold) North East although she does like stotties and pease pudding so thought I better take her there!
    mind not been back meself since 1983


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    More than welcome at Chez Bayly we do have bunk beds in the tent available��
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Hope to get to see you both in March 2020 as I am am taking Mary on a "Up North" tour
    She's never been to the great wide (and cold) North East although she does like stotties and pease pudding so thought I better take her there!
    mind not been back meself since 1983
    We must try to catch up with you then Paul.
    Eileen and Mary can discuss it at Doncaster.

    Also go have a look at Sails in about half an hour. The Wardroom.

    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    More than welcome at Chez Bayly we do have bunk beds in the tent available��
    Luxury


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    We must try to catch up with you then Paul.
    Eileen and Mary can discuss it at Doncaster.

    Also go have a look at Sails in about half an hour. The Wardroom.

    Rob.


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