April 30th - Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Well, here we are at the beginning of another great adventure! We arrived yesterday afternoon after a very smooth and uneventful BA flight from Heathrow. After a short cab ride from Vancouver airport to the seaplane terminal we saw our our chartered seaplane waiting at the dock. It was a twenty minute hop across to Salt Spring Island, on a gloriously sunny evening. What a way to arrive!

My cousin, Basil, met us at the seaplane dock in Ganges, the main town in Salt Spring Island and took us the 13 miles to his house at Isabella Point at the southern end of the island.

As usual for me the effects of an 8 hour time difference took their toll and I woke at 2am!! I managed a fitful night and got up at 6am to have breakfast and then set to work on getting the Landcruiser ready for the trip. At lunchtime we heard from Bob & Thelma that they had just arrived on the Air Canada flight at Vancouver and would be taking the seaplane to Ganges. Wendy and I drove down to Ganges to meet the seaplane and arrived as it was landing.

Thelma climbing down from the seaplane onto the landing dock, being greeted and helped by myself.

After we had loaded up their bags into the back of my Landcruiser, we took them to the B&B that Basil had booked for them.

The afternoon was spent getting Bob's Landcruiser ready, which included inflating several tyres that were badly deflated. We will have to see if they have slow punctures or perhaps they were let down by the shipping company that moved the cars from Anchorage to Seattle last year.

Both cars parked up at Basil's house.

Tomorrow we have a relaxing day here on Salt Spring which is 'a little bit of paradise'. How lucky Basil and Margaret are to live here. Just look at the view below from their patio.!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tim and Wendy; Glad you arrived OK; looking forward to your diary! Tim re: the football news; the bad news is Millwall lost; the good news is so did Leeds! Cheers, Les


Our ninth adventure drive, this time from Salt Spring Island, Vancouver Island in the west of Canada, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the east, with an approximate distance of 5,000 miles.