Bridge the Travel Gap

Vancouver here we come

It has been a while since my last blog. We have been busy sorting out renting our house, visiting relatives and organising all the boring things you have to do before travelling for a year. I returned a week ago from a three-week trip visiting relatives in Limburg, Holland. Debbie also did her last show at Henley. I managed to visit a few tourist sites on my trip to Holland and Germany including Maastricht and Cologne. In Cologne I managed to crawl up the windy narrow stairway to the top of the cathedral dome rewarded with a great view of the city and surrounding countryside. It cost a mere 3 euros to have an aerobic workout and a great view. I do know it is exactly 514 steps to the bottom from the top.

In six days we fly to Vancouver on British Airways. To be honest I am not a great fan of BA and have always found it a bit hit and miss in turns of service. Heathrow is also what I call the lottery airport it will either go quite smoothly or be a complete disaster. I prefer Gatwick.

Amazing to think we will be travelling for a year. I am really looking forward to it and our first stop is one of my favourite cities, Vancouver. We plan to visit some familiar places. Stanley park for a mandatory cycle ride and Granville Island to visit the boutique brewery and market. There are plans to visit unfamiliar places for me such as Grouse Mountain. We have been lucky in being able to find accommodation with friends. Below are a few photographs from previous trips to Vancouver.

If you have any recommendations on places to see or visit while we are in Vancouver then please comment. I am especially looking for good restaurants.

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