This post doesn’t tell you anything about Lletty Cottage except the owners are now very relaxed and happy after their holiday away and pleased to be back ready to welcome all visitors here.
We have returned! Actually you might not have known that we were going away. Well, I did try to tell everyone that this holiday was going to be a holiday of a lifetime…and it was! It was my FIRST EVER flight in an aeroplane and we were flying to British Columbia to visit our son and his family. The twins are now 3 years old and we couldn’t wait any longer to see them.
No denying I was pretty worried about the flight as I hate being in small spaces and I had numerous pills from the doctor in case it all became too much but I didn’t need them and after 9 and a half hours of flying we were there! How wonderful to be met with bouquets of flowers and lots of hugs and tears mingled together!
I know how boring looking at other peoples holiday photos are …so zip to the end now as I’m about to do a look at my 989 photos….I promise they are not all here! These are just a flavour of what we did on our month away.
The first couple of days we settled into Canadian life and visited a few stores, went to the beach and enjoyed some lovely walks.
It was great to see how the family are developing their garden and creating a beautiful home for them all. FaceTime is fantastic but seeing the place in reality is so much better.
In their back garden they were wondering where all their cherries
were disappearing to!
We don’t get many shops like this in Llansadwrn!
A short car journey from home brought us to some lovely and interesting places – all beautifully tidy, clean and vibrant.
A visit to Whistler was next on our busy agenda. We drove passed a bear in a car park but didn’t stop to say hello!
On the way we stopped for a short paddle in a lake
Our apartment matched the stunning scenery- it was all superb.
Now that’s some robin!
On our return to Vancouver we called into Stanley Park and enjoyed the views across the bay.
We enjoyed the ferry crossing to Vancouver Island as there was a play area for the children and lots of coffee outlets and sitting areas to sit and look – there were no sightings of whales though.
Our first port of call was the Butchart Gardens, where we were welcomed by the Welsh flag fluttering in the wind! We have had a Butchart Gardens perpetual calendar on our wall recording birthdays, marriages etc for years and now we could see it alive for ourselves. It was truly stunning!
Captain America enjoyed the visit too!
Quite like this as a garden ornament …better than the real thing!
We drove further on to Lake Cowichan where we stayed in an idyllic log cabin by a river and set in spacious gardens with lots of bird life and luckily no bears….perfect!
Whilst there we enjoyed a parade …those clans get everywhere!
Chemainus is known for the town murals which were everywhere and huge!
Days later we moved on to Torfino but called into Cathedral…something…I’ve forgotten the name …where we walked through some spectacular original rain forest.
Now on the Pacific Rim the beaches were spectacular and our next accommodation was amazing set as it was in a rainforest with no curtains and just trees all around!
View of tree from our bed…one did feel a million eyes peering at you when you were trying to get to sleep!
I can assure you the Pacific is as cold as the Atlantic!
Back in Victoria we called at the home of artist Marney Ward- a wonderful watercolour artist, who had very kindly invited us to visit her. We’ve long admired and loved her beautiful flower paintings and it was a joy to see her and her original work.
Back in Vancouver for some final visits to see the sights.
Wish our local Co-op could have fruit like this!
A visit to the Aquarium and a last visit to the park
and a final mushroom burger brought our amazing fantastic holiday to a close. Lots of tears saying goodbye but lots of magic family memories to take away. Thank you David and all the family for giving us such a fantastic and happy time. We warn you now we’ll be back!