Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Parting Shot

Here's a parting shot from the west coast

Seems the neighbourhood is protected from invading pirates at least, as evidenced by this small canon on the back deck of someone's seaside home at the bottom of the street.


But here's my real parting shot for this particular trip:
The view this evening from the back porch of my mother's house.
In a few hours I'll be heading out to the Vancouver airport
to catch a plane back to the east coast.
I've lost track of how many times I've said this goodbye;
but it never seems to get any easier.

See you from the other side!


  1. Goodbyes are difficult. I hope that our Atlantic "Glad to see ya agin" will be a small consolation.

  2. I'm going to miss the morning coffees and crosswords we aced together, but have sweet memories to re-hash, such as the Cavalia show, the finds at the Church Thrift Shop, the sockeye salmon supper, our tour of the Olympic Athletes' Village and Carmenooch's visit with us. Now I look forward to the big family Christmas bash here with tourtiéres and turkey. Till then, have a safe trip home.

  3. Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos and what a great view from your mother's house.

    Bon voyage!

  4. The second picture is indeed incredible. Thank you very much for this priceless escape.

    Please have a safe and nice journey, Wednesday as well.

  5. i find it hard to take my eyes off the picture - how would it be to say good bye in person... those good byes never get any easier, indeed.

  6. I wish your Mom could come back with you... but it gets harder and harder to leave home, doesn't it? She does have a spectacular view from her back porch.
    I keep squinting at the first photo: is that cannon pointing out to sea or to land? :) xxox

  7. Safe travels... there's a nice video in the press today of an Air France A380 "bumping" a smaller airplane at JFK Airport on Monday night... so do tell your pilot to watch where he's going and mind his "p"'s and "q"'s, to get you home safely. Happy homecoming, I'm sure the raccoons and woodcutter and the woodcutter's daughter will be thrilled to see you... Oh, and the cat too...

  8. A note to everyone:

    I'll be back!