Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday 21st July 2018....a day on the links!!!

Zack is Heather and Kirby’s youngest son and he has just finished four years of college at Washington State on a golf scholarship and is now home for the summer before he hopefully gets on the lower level pro circuit.


Today he was in a tournament about 15 miles away and Heather and I drove out there to watch him for the first nine holes....


Another glorious day and I enjoyed walking around the course which is in a beautiful location.....I was amazed at the power Zack could generate and also his accuracy....he finished the day at two under par and tied for the lead...enjoy the photos...
































Later on I dropped Heather at work and drove to pickle ball another two hours of hard and good games....I am enjoying this game although I still prefer tennis..the people are very friendly and 8 get a good work out!!


Tonight is just a quiet night at home and I might watch a movie!!!


Yashi Kochi!!!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday 20th July 2018......Friday again?????

The header at the top of the page is the back of the house and back yard with customary deer!!!!!



It is getting later every day..slept till 6.15am this morning.

Heather got a ride to work today so I had the use of her very nice looking car






Have to get a name for her!!!

Boomer had an appointment with the vet and I drove him there and waited for over one hour and he came out with an even bigger neck collar than he originally had....








Did some chores and errands and then went on a hike to...





Nice path and great walk of just over three miles...here are some amazing photos...






A bit tricky getting up and down this bank!!!..




















This is a photograph from the internet of the same falls but in April after the mountain run off.

There ends another week!!

Yashi Kochi!!! 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday 19th July 2018.....old times!!!!

Was up early again but this time 6 am so my sleep is getting longer......Inga picked me up at 8am to take me to another of her pickle ball clubs this one outside where I played for just over two hours and again great people and very competitive games...very enjoyable!!!








I had a lazy afternoon outside reading and dozing before one of my poker buddies Colin picked me up for poker...we met at a local restaurant and then went to Gary’s house to play...it was good to see the guys again and what was even better was taking 35 dollars off them, yes you read it right 35 dollars!!!






This day went by fast!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday 18th July 2018....part two!!!

I went to bed last night at 10.30pm read three words in my book and I was out like a light till 4.30am when I woke up and as awake as anything.....no point trying to go back to sleep so I made tea propped up my pillows and got my iPad out and watched the sun come up.....what a life doing this in bed with this for a view!!!!









Most of the morning I spent sorting my room and stuff out and then went out for a walk....


This is my Ramona my home for almost six years after 88000 Miles I sold her to my barber friend and he still owns her....she looks good...









Notice the decal is the same as the one on my ankle!!






Walked to the library and the store and then back home.


I always take a photo of this sign and always think...well where do the fast seniors cross??







...I did not take Boomer as he had to go to the vet yesterday for some reason he started to bite and chew his tail...he was sedated at the clinic and cleaned up but now he has to wear this..






till Friday!!!!







I was out on the deck reading my book when I had a visitor....









This area used to be their habitat so there are very common..I do like watching them!!


At 5.30pm my friend Inga picked me up and took to me to her pickle ball club where I was lucky enough to get some games...not as good as tennis but a really great workout and evening.


Back home this adorable sight in the back garden!!














Heather cooked a fabulous dinner...I am a lucky chappy!!!!!


Yashi Kochi !!!

Wednesday 18th July 2018...back at the Bank!!

Anne dropped me at the train station at 8 am and it was real easy to get to  Gatwick airport......a thirty five minute train ride and the train ends up virtually at the check in for the flights.


Found out my flight was going to be two hours late and I knew that meant I would not get the ferry I had planned to get at 5.45pm...so no worries!!!


The flight was ten hours but I paid extra and got the exit row aisle seat with the extra legroom well worth it!!!


So shots from the plane..

















In Vancouver I took the sky train to down town and then a bus out to Horseshoe bay ferry terminal where I caught the 7 pm ferry.....it was a great crossing and it appears the sunshine is following me yet again!!!









Heather was at the terminal in Nanaimo waiting for me and great to see her again...a quick drive to the house where Kirby and the boys were waiting...this is just like coming home for me I feel like family and am so thankful for their kindness.


I will admit to being tired after being on my feet nearly twenty hours....


I am staying for a month and all you may read during that time is



I played tennis today

I played pickle ball today

I took Boomer for a walk today

I hiked today...


You get the idea!!


Yashi Kochi!!!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday 16th July 2018....leaving on a jet plane!!

Well after a long and wonderful England visit I leave in the morning for Nanaimo and staying with my second family Heather and Kirby and their boys!!!


Again another wonderful day I have been in England just over two months and every day has been the same ..so very lucky!!!


Anne took me on another lovely walk again down the side of the canal but in a more remote area and very beautiful...































I did some final shopping this afternoon and then finished off my book  in the garden.


Thank you Anne for being a wonderful friend and allowing me to interrupt your busy and happy life!!


Yashi Kochi!!!

Saturday 21st July 2018....a day on the links!!!

Zack is Heather and Kirby’s youngest son and he has just finished four years of college at Washington State on a golf scholarship and is now...