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North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal July 7th 2014

Hello, Vendredi fut un triste jour pour l équipe de France éliminée du mondial... Je n'ai pas manqué de me faire tailler par mes amis Mouss et Julia, vraiment pas footeux, et surtout par Caroline la traître, fervente supportrice de l'Allemagne depuis le début de la coupe du monde... -_- No comment lol Le bar du Barouf fut bien plus calme en fin de match, alors que les derniers supporters présents "refaisaient" les derniers instants où la France aurait pu marquer. On a tous en tête la grosse frappe de Benzema que le goal allemand repousse de justesse avec sa main de fer, il faut bien l avouer. Nos rendez-vous foot avec Michel se finissent là, on pourra dire qu on y a cru! En rentrant juste après la défaite, je devais faire une drôle de ... read more
Notre itinéraire sur 3 semaines

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal July 7th 2014

The month has gone so fast. We got a bit of a scare when Arthur formed pretty much right in front of Caribee. Friends in Florida kept us up to date with the situation. In general Caribee is doing well through the Florida summer heat and humidity. We have had someone go inside and check things out, and all is good so far so that's great to hear. It seems our extra efforts are paying off. We are very lucky to have friends to look over Caribee for us while we are away. Thank you! Here in Montreal we have had some progress on Mako. We think we have stopped all the leaks now and we are very happy about that. We got rid of our old microwave that was scaring us a little... microwaves scare ... read more
first over the finish line!
weekend away with friends
bbq supper in Soulanges

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vernon July 7th 2014

After a three month preview of the summer weather forecast to continue in Victoria, we awoke at 5 this morning to rain and clouds and a much cooler temperature. What gives! By the time we rode the short distance to the ferry, my jeans were waterlogged (bad decision #1 - not making the effort to remove my rainpants from my drybag that was already tied down to my bike in a manner worthy of Fort Knox approval). Other bikers we met in the ferry lineup complained similarly, even the guy on the BMW dualsport who pulled a docile pint-sized Lasa Apso out of his textile jacket. Whose keeping who warm here! The rain stayed with us until the east side of Hope, and you'll be happy to know that I made the effort to remove my ... read more
What's with the weather
Friends on the ferry
Tims in Hope

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Halifax July 7th 2014

I awoke without any artificial stimulus prior to 6:00 AM and rose to do some work on the blog. I went up to the Lido Deck to work out in the gym at 7:00 AM, expecting it to be empty after the time change; but, it already had nearly ten people working out on the cycles, treadmills, weights and machines. Halifax was just the slightest shiny sliver on the horizon. After working out on the treadmill, and doing some arms and legs on the machines that HAL does have, it was time to get cleaned up for breakfast. Breakfast service in the Dining Room lasted until 9:30 AM this morning, and we were just arriving at our berth in Halifax as we went up for breakfast. They asked us if we’d mind sharing a table with ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Ottawa July 6th 2014

We're waiting at the airport waiting for our flight to Montreal. It's been an amazing few days. We not only got to know each other as a team, but we also got to know each other as a group. There was team Bulera and team Busoga going to Uganda. I felt like things were off to a good start when my team leader and I went for a drink to debrief about some of the CTF activities and the up coming trip. We had a bit of a surprise Thursday morning but it all turned out ok. It did put us immediately into support mode. We had a really good group bonding evening on Thursday when we went to the Market together to eat. We had an awesome asian fusion dinner with sushi with a Mexican ... read more
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Well the school year ended and we had a couple days off to plan and pack for summer vacation. By Tuesday morning we started our trip back to Canada and we boarded a plane to Beijing. About 3 hours later we were landed in Beijing. We had a seemingly long 5-hour layover that actually past quite fast after a coffee and chat with fellow travelers and a lunch. As we waited in the airport we discovered we were on the same flight as my school's Principal and his family and another coupled co-worker friends. The flight was fairly long as Meili was a handful for the first 3 hour of the flight. She was restless and wanting to run down the aisles of the Boeing 777. But we landed in Vancouver 11 hours later. We de-boarded ... read more
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North America » Canada » British Columbia July 5th 2014

Toujours a Port Hady. Dans le sens du mauvais temps la météo ne se trompe pas!. Encore une journée bien arrosée. Hier au soir, apres vous avoir écrit, je suis sorti a la recherche d' un "restaurant" mis a part le style Mac Do, pas grand chose. Par hasard, je suis tombé, sur bar restaurant, peu avenant de l' extérieur, c' est ca ou rien. Finalement, tout a fait acceptable, pour ici. Je commande une " chowder "que l' on peut traduire par soupe de poisson épaisse, avec crabe, crevettes, moules, poisson, pomme de terre, je pense normalement a la creme , mais ici c' est du petit lait. Je garde un tel souvenir ce celles mangées a Halifax l' an dernier, que lorsque j' en vois au menu je saute dessus. 45mn d' attente, le ... read more
centre ville Port Hardy
c' est un coin a ours. ok
je ne peux m' empêcher


3.7.2014 - Left Whistler 8.45a.m. - one and a half hours into Vancouver with a stop at Shannon Falls enroute - another pretty drive. Our bus driver took us to the Seaport area near the cruise terminal in Vancouver where we caught a seaplane to Vancouver Island, the capital of which is Victoria, in fact the capital of British Columbia, my Canadian geography is not too good, I thought Vancouver was the capital of British Columbia. The seaplane ride took about 35 minutes and we landed in the harbour near the famous Butchart Gardens, there was a Butchart Gardens person to meet and greet and took us up to the restaurant in the gardens for our lunch, such a beautiful place especially if you are a gardener, they change the gardens over and over each year ... read more
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BUTCHART GARDENS
BUTCHART GARDENS


Ce soir je suis exactement a Port Hardy. Pour ceux qui suivent sur une carte, au bout de la route, au nord de l' ile de Vancouver. (n' hésitez pas a zoomer dans la carte vous y verrez les nombreuses baies, je pense qu' elles ne sont comptables) Ce matin apres un copieux breakfast, j' ai renoncé a regarder le match, en direct, sur une chaîne américaine, car je voulais arriver tôt a Port Hardi. Je vous explique le pourquoi, plus bas. Pour la route je savais a quoi m' attendre, de la montagne et des forêts, le temps est couvert, je ne me suis pas excité sur les photos. Comme je l' avais prévu, la route bien tranquille, et agréable, tres peu circulation. Depuis mon départ de St Félicien on dirait que le Canada entier ... read more
un couché sans soleil
bien calme
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Ottawa July 3rd 2014

Biking in Ottawa Ontario Number of times we have biked this trail: 2 Last time biked: 2014 Location: Ottawa, Ontario Distance: up to 180 km Distance markers: no Surface: asphalt Width: varies Grade: Flat Condition of trail: good Parking: yes Water: some Washrooms: a few Garbage containers: a few Rest Areas: yes Trail signs: yes At the right time of the year, Ottawa is a cyclist’s paradise. The capital region claims to have over 180 km of recreational pathways that link parks, gardens, museums and major attractions. Our familiarity is with only 3 of the many pathways: Experimental Farm, Rideau Canal and Ottawa River Pathways. The Agricultural Experimental Pathway is southwest of the downtown area and crosses some of the huge area taken up by experim... read more
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