We've arrived!

Published: August 10th 2017
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Not a great photo of us but that's our aircraft in the background
We're here!!! Up early in Brisbane to be at the airport three hours before the flight leaves, which really only left us with just over an hour of waiting, so not a big deal. Thirteen hours aboard the aircraft to Vancouver, head through Customs and then board a Dash 8 for Victoria which added another 30 mins, almost, to our flying time. Local time was 1030 but about 2:30am the next day in Adelaide 🙃. Air Canada are a good airline - relatively comfortable and great service. The next great thing that happened was that our room at the hotel was ready when we got there, not the usual 4pm we had been advised to expect. So, shower, change of clothes and we're feeling like new people. Of course, having spent so much time sitting down, I wanted to go for a walk and there just happens to be a harbour walk outside our hotel. Oh, the hotel is on the harbour and we have a great view from our room. So, after a coffee and a bite to eat (note to self, must find alternate coffee venue to Starbucks) we head off to join all the other tourists out walking
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And a better one of us
around the harbour. And would you believe it, Rob finds someone he knows! His barber! From Gawler! What the! As it happens, we knew he would be here doing a similar trip at the same time as us, but I still didn't expect to run into him.

After about an hour's walk, getting a feel for the place and sussing out a few options for dinner, we're back at the hotel,on the restaurant deck, sipping gin and tonics. Vancouver Island gin, no less. Delicious 😋 . Christine and Shane arrive in about two hours. The plan is to stay awake until after dinner - wish me luck 😴

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And this is Rob's second!

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