Tag Archives: Canada

Obama and Me….

We’ve seen lots more beauty in the past two days since leaving Kilkee but we got a great surprise in a small town called Moneygall. (Beautiful place on Loop Head called Bridges of Ross) Around noon I was hungry and … Continue reading

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Wake up Time.

(Agawa Canyon… picture by Doris or Grahame (forgot to ask!)) I’m rushing off to a course this morning (more later) so instead of a post here’s a story from the book Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh that explains what … Continue reading

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Canada, the summary…

Day 1 Leaving Dublin. (Waiting to board our plane to Toronto) Day 2 The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition.) (The Sky Ride at the CNE) Day 3 Resting and remembering our Tiki Float. (Our team of bead throwers for the CNE … Continue reading

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Friday Quote – Begin it!

(When my sister began planning her move to Canada I wonder did she ever dream of this picture of her daughter swimming at their private beach?) “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic … Continue reading

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Hot and busy at Niagara on the Lake

(The flower filled main street) We left Fort George at lunchtime and went on to visit Niagara on the Lake. We had noticed that the town centers we have visited so far in Canada are generally deserted and most of the activity … Continue reading

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The passionate (and very funny) guide from Fort George.

(Everything in Canada is in English and French) After the power station we went to Fort George, (you can watch a video about its role in the Canadian (British) – American war of 1813) an old British Army Fort. The original … Continue reading

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Is it time to eat yet?

(Can’t have too many pictures of Niagara Falls) We’re back from Canada….. in body anyhow, not so sure about mind yet, well maybe not body either. We have to get up by the clock and eat by the clock and … Continue reading

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Rain and Snow at Niagara Falls

(View from our window – that low cloud on the right is mist from the falls) A very busy day yesterday (Wednesday) in Niagara. We got up early and had breakfast at the IHOP (international house of pancakes) across the … Continue reading

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Fear and Lightening on the way to Niagara Falls.

(Treats at Tim Hortons) We set off for Niagara Falls this morning (Tuesday). Denis went to pick up the hire car while I packed enough for the two days away. Something lovely happened when he got home. You remember Doris’s … Continue reading

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The Agawa Canyon Tour Train

(Grahame says this is why we don’t have snakes in Ireland) Following on from yesterday we travelled north of Barrie and came to French River where there was an interpretative centre with canoes, fur pelts and animal skeletons. French River … Continue reading

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Happy Labour Day and Happy Birthday Bro!

(The famous Timmys) Today is Labour Day – a holiday here in Canada, almost everyone’s off work and all the shops are closed. We will be resting mainly because we’ve already had a packed weekend. On Friday we left Barrie … Continue reading

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We’ve arrived with family in Toronto!

(Caoimhe, all set for her day at CNE) Yes, here we are, we arrived in Toronto on Saturday. My sister. Moira and my niece/godchild Caoimhe were at the airport, waving banners and cheering as we exited the arrivals gate (well … Continue reading

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My new love……

(Railway track – there was nothing coming…) Today as I write (Monday) my sister and her family have woken up in their new life in Canada. A few hours later than us and six degrees warmer (information via iPhone). I … Continue reading

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Going Away Party

(“Just dump everything on the bed, we’ll sort it out after the party”) Today I’m tired. We went to Cashel, my home town, at the weekend. My sister was throwing a party. A going-away party. She’s going away. To Canada. … Continue reading

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