June 21-July 2, 2012
We've left Nelson although we're still in British Columbia. We've spent a wonderful week and a half on Vancouver Island with my parents, first in Vancouver for a day, then at a beach house in Parksville for a week, then with Tanya's great friend, MaryAnn, at her home in Nanoose Bay, then in Victoria for Canada Day. Here are the girls in Stanley Park in Vancouver.
After months of frantic planning for our trip it has been a very welcome chance to relax. And I got a chance to watch some footy too, with Euro 2012 fortuitously coinciding with a period when I was able to watch cable TV for a change. The four of us watched the final - what a game - in our Victoria hotel before walking down to the harbour front for the fireworks. We dropped my parents off at the ferry this afternoon and we're now back with MaryAnn for a couple more days before we head to Peru later this week.