At the airport!

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19.40 central time / 00.40 BST In the bar waiting for the plane with a couple of friends in tow! 20.40 central time / 01.40 BST At the gate, waiting to board. 22.10 central time / 03.10 BST About to …

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Return to Go-Go Land

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Well I’ve finally got off Prince Edward Island – It felt like I’d been there since 1908! I’ve been trapped in that little house, with its wonky floors and boiling temperatures, people looking in the windows as they pass and …

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Mooching Monday

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We have two options today, one is to head out to the West of the Island and look at all the similar scenery to the North and East of the Island that we have already seen or the other is …

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Canada – The Awards

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It has been a great four weeks that have exceeded all expectation, many people have hinted that they have found Canada to be a little slow, dull even boring; we were maybe expecting to read a few books and sit …

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A Celebrity Encounter on PEI

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We are staying in another Airbnb, this one is in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island (PEI) and only a 15 minute walk to the centre. The house is one of the old timber weatherboarded houses and has a real charm …

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The village that started a nation

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Canada is the second biggest country on earth, it’s massive, 10 million square km, it is twice the area of the European Union, covers 5 time zones from minus 3.5 hours behind London to minus 8 hours behind and has …

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Halifax – Happy Town

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We fly 4 hours from Calgary to Montreal, then immediately board another plane and fly a further 1½ hours to Halifax. Halifax is in Nova Scotia – probably only a 5 hour flight from Heathrow, back on the East side …

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The Mornings after the Trek before

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Canmore Grant is driving a very somber and quiet van back to Yamnuska’s office. Even the bear sighting hasn’t seemed to have lifted our post hike spirits. Mark falls asleep and the snoring begins again but no-one jokes about it. …

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Day Three – But did we see a bear?

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Peyto Hut before Dawn The journey back from Peyto hut begins at 1.54am when I have to get up, get dressed and trek out in the dark to use the outhouse toilet, chase out a persistent fly that scares me …

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Day Two – The Trek Across the Glacier

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Wonder and Beauty and a Life Changing Moment We woke at about 4.50am – looking out of the dormitory window I can see a yellow outline on the mountain peak – the sun is rising.  There are shuffling sounds from …

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