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Ahh, Canada…What a Place

July 19, 2014

Canada was a whirlwind tour of friends, family, big cities, small towns and even smaller villages.  We covered from the west coast to central Canada finally exiting via the east coast travelling by plane, bus, train, bicycle, foot, car and boat.

By Bicycle

Sierd and Tony

By Plane

Umm, why Portugal Airlines?

Umm, why Portugal Airlines?

By Car

Connie's car - Fiat 500!

Connie’s size of car – Fiat 500!

 

By Boat

BC Ferries Logo

BC Ferries Logo

 

 

There are so many highlights to mention and all in all it made us feel very fortunate to have so many friends and family members, to be Canadians and to be able to return to such an incredibly diverse landscape populated by an incredible mixture of people.

 

From first landing in Vancouver and taking the sky train to down-town and thinking we hadn’t left SE Asia to being out in the Ontario countryside watching the windmills turn and the corn grow we had a great time.

We saw so many friends, slept in so many beds, travelled long distances, went to weddings, went to a baptism, had great reunions, cried, laughed and said too many sad goodbyes that enough was enough.  It was time to get on another plane….

A WEDDING

Dorothy McCann and Tony

Dorothy McCann and Tony Noakes

The Groom

The Groom

A future groom, Elias, and his Mum Eva

A future groom, Elias, and his Mum, Eva

 

Sister and brother - Connie and Terry

Sister and brother – Connie and Terry

 

The McCann family

The McCann family

 

 BAPTISM

What is he trying to do?

What is he trying to do to me?

 

Cried and laughed

Who looks happier here? Elias or my brother, Richard

Who looks happier here? Isaac or my brother, Richard.

 

My brother Brian and myself at the train station

My brother Brian and myself at the Belleville train station

 

Friends for dinner

Friends for dinner

 

Louise at Connie at Pagliaccis

Louise and Connie at Pagliaccis

 

AND MORE FRIENDS

Lorne and Simon

Lorne and Simon

Derek and Agatha

Derek and Agatha

 

Pippa and Penny

Pippa and Penny

 

Connie, Nick and Annette at lunch

Connie, Nick and Annette at lunch

 

Annie and Connie

Annie and Connie

 

And Fred, who's never happier than when he's on his boat, I think

And Fred, who’s never happier than when he’s on his boat, I think

 

AND FAMILY

Brian and myself at the house we grew up in which is now, believe it or not, an historical place

Brian and myself at the house we grew up in which is now, believe it or not, an historical place

 

The three stooges AKA Rabbit, Toad and Squirt

The three stooges AKA Rabbit, Toad and Squirt

 

Diane - Connie's sister

Diane – Connie’s sister

 

Kila

Kila, Connie’s sister-in-law

 

Cliff, Debbie, Nicholas, Connnie

Cliff, Debbie, Nicholas, Connie

 

Connie and Prairie Rose, a grand niece!

Connie and Prairie Rose, a grand-niece!

 

Travis and Amanda - proud parents of Prairie Rose \

Travis and Amanda – proud parents of Prairie Rose\

 

 

And then there were all those unusual sights and those in-between we remember so well

 

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

 

A mailbox seen on a rural road in Ontario

A mailbox seen on a rural road in Ontario

 

BC Legislature

BC Legislature

 

Swiftsure preparations - Victoria Harbour

Swiftsure preparations – Victoria Harbour

 

 

Beautiful but deadly - a potato moth in all its finery

Beautiful but deadly – a potato moth in all its finery

 

 

Cold and happy to be out of the heat and humidity of SE Asia

Cold and happy to be out of the heat and humidity of SE Asia

 And to the two people, Miranda and Sue, who make our stays in Canada so special and put up with us sharing their home!

Connie, Miranda, Tony, Sue

Connie, Miranda, Tony, Sue

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2014 04:24

    Hey Tony:

    You’ve become a very good people photographer. All those pictures are excellent, including that leering bilge-ape in Victoria! Best to you both, wherever you are. Fairwinds, Fred

  2. Annie Boldt permalink
    July 19, 2014 05:16

    Hey U 2,
    I love your photo travelogue!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time in Ontario.
    I love the red scarf that goes so well with my other’ reds ‘as you can see.
    Looking forward to the ‘French Period’ travelogue next.
    No doubt there will be a lot of pics with bikes and glasses of red wine.
    Here’s hoping the sun shines on you lots!
    Annie B.

  3. Louise permalink
    July 19, 2014 06:49

    Great pics Tony! Can’t wait ’til the next visit. xo

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