Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Comox/Courtenay Highlights We left the Sunshine Coast on the ferry from Powell River (Westview Terminal) to Comox (Little River Terminal). We hadn't been on a ferry of this type before, and the open front was appreciated since, during COVID, passengers were requested to stay in their vehicles. Our view of the crossing, sadly, was limited... Continue Reading →

Christchurch and Goodbye

Christchurch was supposed to be our last stop in New Zealand, but not for another two months. Following a two-week house sit in Christchurch, we planned a two-week loop around the central and southern parts of the South Island before completing a three-week house sit on the coast and then returning to fly out of... Continue Reading →

Snells Beach, North Island

We were incredibly lucky to have secured a house sit in the village of Snells Beach taking care of a beautiful new home and its gardens, and a gentle border collie named Pip. Sunrise in Snells BeachLooking out over Snells Beach to Kawau Bay A windy day in the baySailing, sailing Our first views of... Continue Reading →

Ajijic

Noise was the theme of our time in Ajijic. Most of the time it was happy noises, sometimes just a little too much (or too late or too early), and once it was joyful noise that soothed our souls. We bused directly from our last house sit in San Miguel de Allende to another housesit... Continue Reading →

San Miguel de Allende: Again

After Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, life in San Miguel de Allende (SMA) settled down to a pleasant pace. We were house sitting in a three-level-plus-rooftop home a short walk from el centro, the historic town center. Our charge was an oh-so-easy-to-care-for meowless (but purrful) senior cat. Other than keeping her well fed and... Continue Reading →

Reconnecting

July was all about reconnecting with family in Vancouver and Calgary. We traded Artie for our car, checked in again with our moms in the Vancouver area, and then drove the 900km from Vancouver to Calgary. Since we were a little ahead of schedule, we stayed the night in Sicamous and had enough time to... Continue Reading →

House sit: We’ve chosen Metchosin

Most of our posts are focused on the locations we are visiting rather than on the details of our accommodation. We are now in the beautiful village of Metchosin, just outside of Victoria, British Columbia, but it is our accommodation that is the adventure, thus the focus of this missive. We are house sitting here.... Continue Reading →

Calgary in … spring?

It was hard to leave the warmth of Southeast Asia at the beginning of March. We had only been there for 3 months, which seemed much too short, but we had medical commitments in Calgary, so leave we did. After an overnight near the Vancouver International Airport, we hopped into our car (which had kindly... Continue Reading →

Oliver and the Okanagan: Land of plenty

Wine. If you enjoy it, then Oliver in late September/early October is a great place to be. Tourist season has slowed and temperatures have cooled, but the wineries, for the most part, are still open. It is also time for the fall Okanagan Wine Festival, a collection of wine-related events throughout the Okanagan Valley from wine-paired... Continue Reading →

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