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Tempus Fugit.

sunny 17 °C

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Spectacularly hued sunrises and sunsets have peppered our autumn blogs for several years but when we look back over the seven years since our blissful adventures began we are irrationally dismayed by the fact that each summer on our island has passed more quickly than the previous ones. Time is no longer the friend we had when we were young and we are reminded that seniors’ discounts and preferential line-ups are a double edged sword. But, here we are again saying farewell to the beautiful views over the Salish Sea from our island home, and saying farewell to summer... a summer of friendship, fun and a little work. James finished the Japanese style quilting studio with the addition of a traditional bridge...
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...while Sheila completed her first quilt in her new ‘home’...
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Our friend Gottfried reached a major milestone. A pod of whales turned up to join in the celebration and Chef James, with assistants Michael-Thomas, Graeme and Ute, put on a regal spread ...
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Our summer had its usual share of Shakespeare, fireworks, dinner parties and salmon fishing. (You should have seen the one that got away)...
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...although it was tinged with sadness when our friend Antony Holland passed away at the age of 95. Here is the old thespian proudly showing off his Order of Canada just last year...
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Time races on for all of us as we slip into fall. The heat may have gone, but our autumn is still full of colour and expectation. The welcome rains have brought an end to a season best summarized by a string of climactic superlatives; it was the hottest, longest and driest summer in recorded history in our corner of paradise. Global warming deniers take note! However, winter is on the horizon and, like the birds, it is time for us to fly. Please stay with us as we skip across the pond to explore some of Europe’s grandest cities and forgotten corners.

Posted by Hawkson 06:45 Archived in Canada

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"A little work" !!!!!
Sunrise this morning on Gabriola equally as spectacular as the one in your photo.

by R and B

Nice to see your lovely home this time before you left. I hope you were able to vote. I agree with the above comment as the sunrise was beautiful this morning and I dont usually see it were I live.
We will miss you at Book Club tomorrow. I have read 6 books since last month. love Jean

by Jean McLaren

Lovely to see the blog link in my inbox this morning.

by The Vickerage

We seem to have missed a year (sob)! Bon voyage and
love from Kaye (who only moved across the hall from 101 to 106 in 2015 - shortest distance ever!)

by Kaye

beatus peregrinationis!

by The Vickerage

I was almost in tears when I saw the stairs leading to Shelia's studio. Red is perfect for the stairs. So beautiful and so accomplished Jim and Sheila. Your quilt is gorgeous. I treasured the visit this past summer. So lovely to spend time with you in your splendid home. No blinking allowed. Time, minutes are gone before you can savour them.
Much love

by Sue Fitzwilson

Excited to read your blog.... Safe travels!

by Sandra

My goodness - you are off on your travels already - how did summer pass by so quickly?
Such a welcome sight to see the "Travellerspoint" show up in my inbox - I will look forward to following your adventures.
Have a wonderful time!

by Ginny

Greetings from Colombia!!

by Kelly Waugh

Looking forward to following the upcoming adventures. Love the quilt and studio!

by Shelagh

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