13.10.2008 10 °C
This is the view from our windows. We treasure these days as we know that it will be awhile before we see this wonderful vista again.
Jim and I are preparing for our 5 month trip to south-east Asia. We have lists of things to do before we depart on October 29th. We have bought tickets to Bangkok and have booked a hotel for our first three nights there. After that we only have a rough itinerary in mind as we want to be free to go to places not considered and to stay in places for as long we like. This trip has happened rather quickly. I retired September 30th and we decided that it would be great to go away for a few months. I told Jim that I was going to put the word out that we were looking for someone to look after our house for the winter while we travelled. It was only a week later that a friend referred a couple who were considering moving to Gabriola and wanted to see what winter was like here before they made the move. Janet and Tony have now spent time with us, met Camilla the cat, and are looking forward to getting to know the Island and all the wonderful people who live here.
I hope through this blog to stay in touch with friends as we travel. The postings in the next few weeks are intended to give us practice in the art of blogging before we leave.