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Chris Sayer’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 14 Oct 2007

Location: Toronto, Canada

MapI'm sitting in our friends Jill and Walter's home in Toronto on this Saturday afternoon, using their internet, and pondering over the last week of our journey to come. We left Mike and Denise in Vancouver yesterday, as they were about to head home back to Sydney. When we arrived back in Vancouver on Thursday after our "bear expedition", our luggage was waiting for us at the hotel - British Airways obviously didn't know that they'd done their job and delivered it a day after we'd left for up north. So we were mislead by their daily telephone reports of our luggage still being missing. Chalk it up to another "adventure" along the way. Along with us running out of fuel driving back into Vancouver. How lucky was it to be able to coast downhill to a gas-station? Of course, Mike took all the credit for planning it that way.
My impressions of British Columbia - I thought Tasmania had lots of wilderness and forests and mountains. They got nothin' on BC! There's not enough superlatives to describe it. With a constant backdrop of the snow-covered Rockies in the distance, the entire landscape is so beautiful. Unfortunately we didn't see Vancouver properly because of rain and mist, but the city is modern, clean and a pleasure to stay in. And (again) sitting at the foot of such spectacular mountains, the scenery has to be seen to be believed. And we've seen it. Wow!!
We are familiar with Toronto, having been here in 2000, but daughter Dayna now calls this city her home, and she obviously knows her way around it. We plan to relax here for this week, and catch up with Dayna, and Jill and Walter, before heading home next weekend.