Such is life - 11 days living here ... I'm in one of those why on earth do things happen this way and not like I'm used to ...?! Poor grammar allowed ! - Why 'cos I'm in a different country ... even though it has some Britishness attached to it ...
|Looking out from my bedroom area - over pool ...|
So some general news ... driving for 9 days now - somewhat troubling to find the mirror is above my right in the car - looking to my old normal (left) lets me see not much!
Lights in the car that come on automatically ... and the switches that switch on by moving down ... thankfully in England I already had been driving an automatic ... that helps.
|It's the city of totem poles|
- more anon on them - and the sign
here is as you approach from the north
not from the south where I'm coming from!
... now I'm writing this in November - yet Wiki tells me it's the first of December ... stress making! By the time I post ... it'll probably be Saturday the 2nd (or nearly so!) ... but such is life ...
Trees, trees, trees, everywhere ... and not a jot of difference in the rain, fog and mist, shall separate them - how am I to find my way round?!?! Firs, Hemlocks, Balsams et al ...
It's interesting too - one gets to a junction, but there's no sign post saying where one is ... even to the local city - Duncan - which really doesn't classify as a city in my book with a population of only 4,944 - is so it tells me: the smallest city in the nation: that I can believe.
|One day of sun! similar view as above|
I daren't drive out on my own just yet ... those trees mesmerise me ... but next week - I'll brave my new world and give it a try. All the side roads, dirt tracks also confuse me - we live on one side of the highway - the farm is on the other ...
Vancouver Island has an area of 32,000sq k/19884sq mi and is the largest island off the west coast of North America - in fact the largest island in the Pacific east of New Zealand.
|I'm near Duncan, which is marked ... just visible! -|
to the east of Lake Cowichan
Its size is approximately 460km/ 286mi in length and 100km/ 62mi in breadth ... 286 miles from London lets us reach Plymouth, Lowestoft, Carlisle ... 62 miles takes me from London to Eastbourne on the south coast, where I used to live.
... and is comparable in size to the Netherlands and Taiwan.
Taiwan (55th most populous country) has a population of 23,500 million ...
|Hemlock (130 feet); Cedar (200 feet);|
Spruce (230 feet); Douglas Fir (280 feet).
... we here on Vancouver Island are only 750,000 odd (and one of course) ...
|Travelling across eastern edge of Rockies|
on my way from Calgary to Vancouver Island
Weather wise - looks I'm better off over here ... it's not snowing (yet) - while they have wintry weather in the UK and on the continent ...
That's my take on life so far ... things are happening - but there've also been things to sort out that take time ...
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