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Summer on Paradise Isand

rain 15 °C

Gabriola - Paradise Island
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From stunning sunrises...
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To glorious sunsets...
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...........The perpetual sun stretched the days and weeks into a wonderful summer in our corner of paradise this year.
The northern Pacific was particularly warm and welcoming, both for us and for several pods of killer whales that performed breathtaking exhibitions in the bay. At the end of July we held an Egyptian party to share culinary experiences from our spring trip. The happy bunch feasted on shish-kebabs, falafel and pita, followed by an enormous fig flan, and, on cue, the orcas turned up as the main entertainment.
Our friends from Calgary were most impressed.
July 12th. marked the anniversary of our labyrinth and, as always, we spruced it up and held a re-dedication. The labyrinth is now a popular destination for both visitors and locals and we love to see people walking it.
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So, now that fall and the rains have arrived, we are leaving. First, to England and the Channel Islands, to research material for Jim's next book - the biography of 90 year-old actor/director and founder of Vancouver's Studio 58, Antony Holland. And then to India. We arrive in New Delhi on October 21st. and for the following four months we will be travelling the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent; from the Himalayas to the southernmost tip. We invite you to join us for the ride. It's absolutely free of charge and you won't have to suffer the heat, the beggars or the flies. And you definitely won't get Delhi belly or Dengue fever. (We hope that we don't either - but we're prepared to take the risk on your behalf).

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Posted by Hawkson 19:35 Archived in Canada

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Wishing you a safe journey and the best adventure yet, with pleasant surprises and new epiphanies.

by Janet

Hello Jim & Sheila,, good to hear from you two.. Enjoyed seeing your recent trip to the south of France again.. impressive menu! Ann sends greetings from Cuxac-Cabardes.. We just got back from working on the house, again..
We very much appreciate the words & photos of your China trip.. heartbreaking.. so good you & the kind folk in Vancouver could DO something for the future of these beautiful people.. Best wishes on your trip to India.. Namaste' les Dugays

by Dona & Jean Dugay

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