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Canada the country, Victoria the capital of British
Columbia our destination,
The ferry that took us on the final stage of our
journey followed a meandering course
Our B & B accommodation in Victoria was located
a short distance from the harbour
Our first impression of Victoria was of a small
English harbour town
During the days that followed we made many trips
around the island
We had a fantastic time and have returned home
It began with an early start as we set off to
We pulled up to Aberdeen’s dockside and
he was there in his full glory.
After sharing a last meal with my dad and waving
him off, it was straight to my duties.
It was not long before we were out in the North
Sea, heading towards Belgium.
Colossal container ships, like white giants, would
sail by, enveloping Prince William in their shadows.
Our voyage continued to Cherbourg,
What a lovely way to start March.
Dawn to dusk sunshine with a residual vestige of wind, so decided to go on the Ramblers.Association
ramble across Goss Moor to Indian Queens. Just ready to set off when the phone rings
a bit of a nuisance but we decide to do our own thing and motor the 23 miles
down the Roseland peninsular to St. Just.
We set off at l0.55 first through the beautiful churchyard of St. Just,
surely one of the most peaceful, idyllic locations in the whole of Great Britain.
Five brave yachts were coping with the choppy waters of Carrick Roads except for one,
obviously a learner who was having trouble with the spinnaker.
And so along the water's edge, through the fields to St. Mawes,
with the dazzling sunshine reflecting off the whitewashed cottages and houses.
A few emmetts were about but everywhere was pleasantly subdued.
We saw the gig moored in the harbour and one exhausted gigsman
dozing on the pavement propped up against a wall!
We continued up the Percuil Creek and then ascended
a steep path up to the road
Back home at 16.OO to light the wood burning
A Misty Day On Helvellyn
The day started with the promise of fair weather, I made my way up Mires Beck. As I climbed higher the perverse Cumbrian weather changed. As I ascended the mist descended until I was all alone in a world of swirling greyness. Arriving at the Hole-in-the-Wall it was time for a brief rest before heading off to climb Swirril Edge.
Whilst sat having a drink on the north side of the wall, I heard voices approaching from the southern side. They obviously had the same idea as me, a well earned rest before attempting Striding Edge. They were sat exactly opposite on the other side of the wall. I sat in silence listening to them chattering away full of excitement at being on the mountain, even in these misty conditions. It was clear from their conversation that this was their first time on Helvellyn, as one said to the other, ‘which way from here’ the other chap said ‘I’ll have a look in my Wainwright Book’.
From my side of the wall I said.
I thought, how antisocial I had been in not making myself known to them, I stood up and was about to shout hello, but they had been swallowed up in the grey mist I continued on my walk and eventually arrived at the summit shelter. The shelter was deserted, as I sat in total isolation in the north bay eating my lunch the same two walkers arrived at the shelter. They sat themselves down in the south bay; from their excited conversation it was clear they had enjoyed their adventure.
I was determined to make amends for my earlier bad manners,
so I popped my head over the wall and said
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A Chance Meeting!
It has become quite obvious to me that we never really
Thinking about it all,
But very often, stepping out into unknown territory
As discussions of the beautiful island proceeded
Now THAT would be a great Travellers Tale!!!
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