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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 13

DOWN THE RIVER TO PORTO Like port wine we traveled down the Douro River (bad pun eh!) to Porto. However, we took the scenic highways through the countryside. We were not prepared for the beauty of the riverside development and … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 14

WALKING IN PORTO Porto is a city for walking. Right outside of our hotel was a lively plaza with many outdoor cafes, street vendors and buskers. But don’t limit your exploration to walking out from your hotel or room. Taxis … Continue reading

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The Morning Walk

Each day I get up early and head out the door for a walk. The distance is typically 5 to 7 km, 6 days a week. I mostly listen to podcasts and run on automatic – oblivious to my surroundings. … Continue reading

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A Long Weekend Sunday Stacation (originally written Aug 6)

Ah, Sunday on a long weekend. That day in the middle that is kind of non-descript. Aside from church, it is a perfect day for trying new things like that recipe for Cherry Clafoutis that looked so delicious and so … Continue reading

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Rumors: Socrates’ Test of Three

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about … Continue reading

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TOFINO DAY FOUR

DEPARTURE Time to go. All packed up and ready to leave. One last look out the back door. It would take us about 3.5 hours to get from Tofino to the ferry terminal at Duke Point just south of Nanaimo. … Continue reading

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TOFINO DAY THREE

It looks like it might be a stormy day today. “Red sky in the morning…” The view outside my back door. Looking west at 8:30 a.m. High cloud and drizzle, some wind, changes afoot. Typical west coast winter weather.  Went … Continue reading

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TOFINO DAY TWO

We woke early to the sound of the surf outside our room. It was high cloud and 4 degrees Celsius. A typical winter day in this region. In the main Lodge our breakfast was waiting… and… Our table came with … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter 5 – The Kruger Brothers

“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I’ve ever played with … I love to play music with them.” – Doc Watson If you haven’t heard of the Kruger Brothers, you are in for a real treat.  Here … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Four – The Banff Centre

[image courtesy The Banff Centre] The Banff Centre has as its mission Inspiring Creativity.  In The Banff Centre’s powerful mountain setting in the heart of Banff National Park, exceptional artists and leaders from around the world create and perform new … Continue reading

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