20 June 2014

Homeward

Seagull seen from the "Spokane" ferry
between Edmonds and Kingston
Waking up once more in Victoria on Vancouver Island. This is our last morning in the Pacific North West and very soon we will be homeward bound. So dear visitor, normal mundane blogging service will soon be resumed and you will no longer be regaled with tales and photographs from this corner of North America - instead it will be the usual tiresome fayre - walks in The Peak District, helping our lovely daughter to move to Birmingham, how England again failed to come up to the plate in The World Cup, laying a new path in our garden - that kind of stuff. It has been a privilege to see this part of the world. Washington State is surely one of the jewels in America's crown and Vancouver Island is itself sufficient for any two week holiday. I will leave it all with some frustration about the things we didn't see and the places we didn't go.
Seascape on the Strait of Juan de Foca between
Washington State and Vancouver Island
Mount Rainier towering above Seattle - seen from Kingston

15 comments:

  1. It's just too posh over there. I guess you will be happier over here.
    It is good but it is foreign.
    Thanks for spending the money and going for me.

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    1. As you have visited The North West vicariously via this blog, a financial contribution will be gratefully received. Send cheque made out to me (you know my real name) at Pudding Towers, Ee by Gum Strasse, Wherethereersmuckville, Yorkshire FU 2

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    2. I am yours respektfuly Mr Adrian but if yew cud supply password an full akownt details the it will be no problem to pay for yaw sogurn. Yew have relative called Mr Neil he write many published boks here and died I aam sad to say without testicles.

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    3. PS. Mr Yorkshire Pudding alas Neil I had a typogrfical error. I think I meant tentikals. I hope you are not offended and will forward details as soon as you find a convenience.
      Have a safe flight back to gods country.

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  2. I've been off the grid visiting the old folks in Hervey Bay so just off to catch up. Sorry to hear your holiday is over so soon but it sounds like a good one. Back to lovely England in Summertime, how awful for you ( NOT !! )

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    1. Yes Helen. We have arrived back on midsummer's day and it's nice and warm and everything in the garden has grown in just two weeks.

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  3. I can't believe you're on your way back already. You've only just left.

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    1. Well I feel the same way sir. Sadly, Shirley could only get two weeks off work but it's amazing how much you can pack into two weeks as I hope my photos have indicated.

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  4. Although I enjoyed your posts from across the big pond, I am also very much looking forward to you going on walks in the beautiful Peak District and taking me along, so to speak.

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    1. Virtual walking is a lazy hobby isn't it? I have been a virtual walker via your blog too. Maybe when we are old we will be able to sit in our respective homes for the elderly and still walk in our imaginations with the help of able-bodied younger bloggers.

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  5. It's a good thing you picked the one green area on the West Coast to visit. California this time of year would have dessicated you and sent you back to England looking like beef jerky. Visit here in March and April.

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    1. Near Goldendale we saw a different climate - pale yellow grass and dry prairie. It was so different from the green coast. By the way I always look like a beef jerky and taste like one too... so I am told. Thanks for allowing me into you little ol' country for a while Jan

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  6. How kind of your oddly named visitor to show you ways to balance your energy and get in harmony with your soul. I would have thought that either your short trip to beautiful western Canada or the return to your beloved fields of home would have alleviated any problems you may have been experiencing with your psyche.

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    1. Dear Prophet Bragua,
      I have eliminated the comment to which you refer as I found it intensely annoying - like a raccoon in my trash can!

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    2. You had that spam comment on your blog, too, then. So did I, and took it off the instant I saw it.

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