Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Tracy & Paul have been saying that we must go over to Tofino with them since we arrived and now we know why. We just got back from a great (if too short!) trip there. Tofino is on the west coast of Vancouver Island; about 6 hours journey by car & ferry which in itself is fabulous as you drive through awsome scenery.
We stayed in a new build house right on the beach with Tracy, Paul & their dog Joe. Ours was the one in the middle.
Much time was spent walking on the fabulous sandy beaches. Above an evening walk on Chesterman Beach where we stayed.
The next few post are more pics and info about our trip.
D & A.
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Looking south east towards montreal second Cathedral.
The Sun Life Building. Whilst this is in s realtively new part of town there is an area called Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) I only explored a small part of this around the Notre Dame Bascillica but will look around more the next time I am there as is reputed as the best bits. There are some historic sites dating back to 1600's when the city was founded.
The second part of Notre Dame was quite different to the main church (pictured below) The Sacré-cœur chapel was rebuilt after a fire and has a very comfortable modern feel compaired to the more traditional gloomy and sacred main Chapel.
For more info go to http://www.patrimoine-religieux.qc.ca/bndmtl/bndmtle.htmAnother pretty church in Montreal City.
Well I must be doing something right in my new job as I was asked to attend an ICU Collaborative meeting in Montreal. I had been doing some work around the managment of severe sepsis for the hospital and this was chosen as a new topic for the national network of ICU's across Canada. To be a part of this I have to attend a few meetings and the first of which was in Montreal last week.
Of course I have attended national meetings before in the UK but non that I had to fly 5 hours to staying 4 days at Le Center Sheraton, in French Canada.
The meeting was a success and it was really interesting to network with people from different provinces as it is easy to feel that British Columbia is a country apart from the rest of Canada. I had a chance to do a bit of sight seeing too and the next few posts are some pics from the trip.
Climbing Mont Royal, a large hilside park adjacent to downtown Montreal, affords great views of the city, as pictured here.