Oh my goodness, I’ve gotten so behind on my blogging, I completely forgot to post anything about my trip to Canada this May! Doh!
I flew home from Iraq for a bit of a holiday, and then pinged off to the farthest reaches of Canada to celebrate a friend’s wedding. I’ve never been to Canada before (so it’s a big win for my scratch map – Canada’s huge!), and it was really wonderful.
I flew to Vancouver, and then took a tiny plane onwards to Tofino, on Vancouver Island. Everything was lush and green and huge – big beaches, big open spaces, enormous trees etc. Tofino is a fantastic little town – really small and quaint, and the perfect place for a holiday if you like hiking, walking, surfing, swimming, fishing, cycling, whale-watching, bird-spotting, great food, and fabulous views. It’s very outdoorsy, but really gorgeous!
I went whale-watching, and saw Grey Whales, Sea Otters, Sea-Lions and Bald Eagles – all sorts of cool things, as well as going to a pretty amazing wedding too!
Here are some pics from my trip:
Flying over bits of Canada on the way (I think – or possibly Greenland…)
Totem poles at Vancouver Airport
Flying over Vancouver Island
View of the beach from our cabin – not too shabby!
Very steep stairs up to my room!
Girly day making wedding decorations and centerpieces!
Lovely lunch and then a short hike around a trail
Clearly a bit windy here…
Sea lion floating about in the harbour…
Off on a whale-watching tour!
Bald Eagle!!!! They’re bloody huge!
Sea lions! Loads of them!
Awww! Aren’t they lovely!
This one was showing off and doing backflips…
Selfie with the sea lions
Me posing in my incredible survival suit!
Pretty awesome bit of tree
On my way down the beach to the wedding – took this picture by accident but I rather like it!
A really lovely wedding on the beach – am avoiding posting pics of people on here, as they may prefer not to be on a blog, so just a few pics of the decorations etc.
Gorgeous driftwood arch
Squishing my toes in the sand
Bride and Groom take a walk on the beach after the ceremony
Perfect place to go for your post-wedding hangover nap…