Day 6 . Boat Trip  Ucluelet/Broken Islands British Columbia . Now I am a huge fan of the internal combustion engine and a driving enthusiast . I love all things motorized ( apart from mini vans……see previous posts ) and love to drive , whether for a living or for pleasure . But today is […]

Day 5 Road Trip : Ucluelet to Tofino . Weather on the west coast of Vancouver Island can be unpredictable at best , so even in the driest summer experienced by Western Canada in years ,you can still get a damp start to your day . After a large cooked breakfast made on the barbecue […]

Day 4     Road Trip Victoria to Ucluelet . Get the hell  out-of-town , before Monday morning traffic builds up too much and reminds me of home . The trans Canada highway (Highway 1) begins its 8000 kilometer  journey across the country from here in Victoria . So here we go again, this time […]

Day 3 Victoria Having had a good night sleep ( Anything was better than the Chevy Pick-up hotel from the previous night ) , we ventured downtown , via the split windshield Hotel Zed VW camper van . One huge disadvantage of living in Calgary ( which now apparently is in the top ten cities […]

After a busy 2016 and early 2017, finally family commitments have all finished and we get to spend some time together as a family . As with most families in Calgary, kids seem to have their summer breaks organized by their parents in order to spend as much time out of the house as possible […]

The term cookie cutter is used here when referring to things that are all the same , most commonly used to describe the endless houses that are being built-in an ever-expanding city. Some of the newer areas look like something built in Eastern Europe during the 1960″s , with all the buildings coloured and looking […]