Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday 23rd August 2015……..an early start!!!

This morning I drove about 40 miles to Comox to play tennis with my partner for the Senior games Trish……on the way there I was on this highway

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notice the elk sign on the right…I have driven this highway many times and never seen any animals…so this morning just past this sign what do I see about 100 yards in front of me crossing the highway????

If you said an elk you would be wrong I saw a

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He was too quick for a photo so this shot is from the internet but it was cool to see and a rare occurrence I think.

I was at the courts by 8.30 and Trish and I had three good sets against another couple and it was fun and now we are ready for our first game which is on Wednesday afternoon.

After tennis Trish invited me for lunch at her husband’s restaurant and it was really nice thanks.

Drove home without another animal spotting until arrived by the driveway to the house

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This is from the 55 plus games website!!!

Welcome

I’m so excited to invite B.C.’s 55+ athletes and competitors of all kinds to the beautiful North Shore for the 55+ BC Games to be held August 25th – 29th. The City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver are posed to present the best games ever. For Life, For Sport and Friends says it all. Come and enjoy the friendly competition, the beautiful scenery and the amazing people who call North Vancouver home. From Dragon Boating to a Thursday night event you will not want to miss, this year’s games promises to deliver the very best the North Shore has to offer. We hope to welcome 4000 participants and be serviced by 2000 volunteers! It will be a busy time so plan early for an unforgettable experience in North Vancouver in August 2015.

Brad Lund, President

 

For those that do not know I am leaving on 29th September on a cruise to New Zealand..

this is my room unless I get up graded…

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include:

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

The itinerary!!!!

29 Sep 2015
Vancouver, B.C., CA
04:00 PM

1
30 Sep 2015
Astoria, Oregon, US
Noon
06:00 PM

2
01 Oct 2015
At Sea

3
02 Oct 2015
At Sea

4
03 Oct 2015
San Diego, California, US
10:00 AM
06:00 PM

5
04 Oct 2015
At Sea

6
05 Oct 2015
At Sea

7
06 Oct 2015
At Sea

8
07 Oct 2015
At Sea

9
08 Oct 2015
At Sea

10
09 Oct 2015
Hilo, Hawaii, US
08:00 AM
06:00 PM

11
10 Oct 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
08:00 AM
06:00 PM

12
11 Oct 2015
At Sea

13
12 Oct 2015
Cross International Dateline CO

14
14 Oct 2015
At Sea

15
15 Oct 2015
At Sea

16
16 Oct 2015
At Sea

17
17 Oct 2015
Apia, Upolo, Samoa
08:00 AM
05:00 PM

18
18 Oct 2015
At Sea

19
19 Oct 2015
Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands
08:00 AM
05:00 PM

20
20 Oct 2015
Lautoka, Fiji
08:00 AM
04:00 PM

21
21 Oct 2015
At Sea

22
22 Oct 2015
Tadine, Mare, New Caledonia TR DH
08:00 AM
03:00 PM

23
23 Oct 2015
At Sea

24
24 Oct 2015
At Sea

25
25 Oct 2015
Sydney, Australia VX
07:00 AM
04:00 PM

26
26 Oct 2015
At Sea

27
27 Oct 2015
Melbourne, Australia VX
08:00 AM
06:00 PM

28
28 Oct 2015
At Sea

29
29 Oct 2015
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia VX
08:00 AM
11:00 PM

30
30 Oct 2015
At Sea

31
31 Oct 2015
At Sea

32
01 Nov 2015
Milford Sound, New Zealand SC
08:00 AM
09:00 AM

32
01 Nov 2015
Cruising Fiordland Natl Park CO

33
02 Nov 2015
Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand
09:00 AM
06:00 PM

34
03 Nov 2015
Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand TR
07:00 AM
06:00 PM

35
04 Nov 2015
Picton, New Zealand
10:00 AM
08:00 PM

36
05 Nov 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
08:00 AM
04:00 PM

37
06 Nov 2015
Napier, New Zealand
07:00 AM
02:00 PM

38
07 Nov 2015
Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand TC
08:00 AM
06:00 PM

39
08 Nov 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
07:00 AM

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the  only change is that I have asked for permission and been accepted to get off the ship in Wellington on the 5th November and begin my tour of the island..more about that later!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!!

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