Blogs from Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody September 24th 2022

So when you look at all of our bags, it really looks like we're either travelling for years or moving houses. So much for being able to pack efficiently! While two of them are for Hannah, we've probably still packed way too much! We'll also see if our packing trend holds up - whatever the last minute article of clothing we throw in the end is usually turns out to be the thing we wear the most. We leave for the airport in a few hours as we're on the red eye to London. I always struggle with flights that are late in the day. It feels like the whole day is just anticipation of the trip. Of course, there are all the little things that need to be done - cleaning out the fridge, petting ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody September 23rd 2022

This is it! We leave tomorrow for our UK adventure. We've spend the last year planning and we leave tomorrow. I'm spending the day today doing things like getting my hair done, pedicure, etc. while Don has one last day at work. Tonight we'll celebrate Don's birthday and get our packing done! Between the two large bags we're bringing for Hannah and our own bags, it's going to look like we're planning to move there. We've been watching the London weather for the past week or two and it was supposed to be sunny and warm. As of today, though, they're predicting rain and cool most of the first few days. I'm feeling quite pleased with myself for buying a good raincoat. Don hasn't done any of his packing yet. I think that he's finally decided ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody June 27th 2019

Our journey has come to an end and we’re home again. We look forward to sharing the photos and stories beyond what we could share on the blog!... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody June 2nd 2019

We're in the final days of preparation before we head out and I think we're overthinking the whole thing. And we keep flip-flopping on what to pack....and what bags to bring....and shoes? Is 3 pairs too many? Don is thinking 4 so I'm feeling a bit virtuous with 3. And I think I can get down to 4 pairs of glasses..... We leave on Thursday so our next post will be en route - just wanted to kick of this new series before we go!... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody January 2nd 2015

Geo: 49.283, -122.853An envisioned trip to Bora Bora for our 25th was nixed as we are not really beach people, dont like laying around on the beach and like to be active when we travel - plus we are too old for the beach (swim suit old). Well maybe a Mediterranean cruise instead, but Alex has never been on a cruise and is not too sure, plus we have been lucky enough to have visited 2/3 of the ports of call anyway. North Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic? No that is in October - too cold!!Well let's try New Zealand, Australia and French Polynesia? What? 30 days is pretty long? Go big or go home! Spoil yourselves to make it a trip of a lifetime, as 25 years is a lot to celebrate, especially if you ... read more
Checkin - Air New Zealand
NZ 83 Boeing 777-200

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody August 23rd 2012

August 23 Time to go home! We were ready to come home and we actually looked forward to our flight home; it was time to get home and begin acting like “real world people.” This trip was many things: a honeymoon, a cultural journey, a celebration of nearly eleven years together, a marital test, and mostly, a reminder of what truly amazing and generous friends and family we have. This was a trip of two lifetimes and it would not have been possible without all of you! We feel so fortunate and loved by all of you. We can never fully articulate what this trip meant to us and what all of you mean to us. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are working on picking through the thousands of photos to find some of ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody November 29th 2011

Toen Judith in Tanzania was, lang geleden alweer, had ze meegeholpen in een vrijwilligersproject waarvan de helft van de vrijwilligers Canadees was. Hier was ook het idee ontstaan om ooit naar Canada te gaan. Met sommige van de vrijwilligers had ze nog contact, waaronder Heather. Heather was net samen met haar vriendin Edith verhuisd van Vancouver naar Port Moody, een dorpje net buiten Vancouver. Erg speciaal om elkaar na zo'n lange tijd weer te kunnen zien! Ze woonde vlakbij allerlei natuurgebieden, waaronder een mooi meer waar we samen zijn gaan wandelen en zwemmen. Jammergenoeg had Heather het erg druk met haar studie en had ze verder weinig tijd om samen ergens heen te gaan. Ondanks de slechte busverbindingen hebben Ciaran en ik hebben zo goed en zo kwaad als het ging de omgeving met z'n tweeen ... read more
beginnende herfstkleuren

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody April 13th 2011

So I'm off to sea to acquire the remaining amount of seatime I need as a cadet. This saturday I board the Oasis of the Seas in Fort Lauderdale. She and the Allure of the seas are the worlds largest cruise ships. Last year when I was on the Independence I was overwhelmed at just how large that ship was, and the Oasis is 40% larger. I'll be based out of Florida going to the Bahamas, Haiti, St Thomas, St Maarten, Jamaica, and Cozumel. Here's a rather comprehensive video that shows just how incredible this ship is: Oasis of the Seas Tour Next blog is from the high seas!... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody October 11th 2010

Well I'm back on the wet coast. Having seen only 5 days of rain in my months at sea and coming back to 5 days straight of rain, I'm beginning to remember why people think it rains alot in Vancouver. Because it does! Having these rainy days has given me the time to go through my photos, decide on a number to upload that isn't too ridiculous and mess around in photoshop a little bit and get the best results possible. So without further stalling, here are nearly 250 of the best shots I took this summer: Photos! Ontop of that, there are 8 photos from there that I made near perfect and they are uploaded high res to my deviantart here: Nicely Edited Photos! Lastly, It's Movember. For those of you who don't know what ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Port Moody May 27th 2010

Well after a few months of waiting around, or more correctly sitting around and doing basically nothing. I've got my bags packed and headed to the airport in less than half an hour. I'll be flying to London by way of Amsterdam and then joining the ship on Saturday morning after spending the night in London. The ship is the Independence of the Seas and does mostly Mediterranean routes. I'll be back sometime in October most likely. See ya then folks, and stay tuned for more info as the days go on.... read more

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