Thursday, March 4, 2010

NICE TO BE HOME :)

I meant to mention that on my last night in Whistler, I woke up in the morning to the sounds of marmots nearby! I've seen brief glances of them twice now -- the first time was three years ago when I went to Whistler to attend an event Hailey was helping produce in the mountain-top dining hall, and the second time was last week when Audrey and I saw one in the ditch just as it ducked into a culvert. Anyway, they're adorable-looking, and they're the reason Whistler is named Whistler!

As the ferry was coming in to Nanaimo, I saw one of my favorite sights in the world ... the herring fishery, underway just outside Departure Bay!


I'm so glad I got that quick glimpse of it, because I normally go up-Island for a day or two to catch it, but I won't be doing that this year -- I have some serious work to catch up on now that I'm home!

The first night I was home we got burgers and went down to Clover Point. It was getting dark when we left but there was a cruise ship coming around Trial Island -- and I realized it must be the one that came into Vancouver for the Games! (Not the Mona Lisa, that was for volunteer accommodations in Squamish).

Not a great picture, but I think it's the Norwegian Star, and it must have been heading south again now that the Olympics are over.

I spent yesterday just getting unpacked again and settled in, and I'm actually looking forward to getting back to work today!

2 comments:

wendy said...

i'm happy you are home too! i've missed you! even tho i have totally enjoyed your views and news over this past month. work is good, but make some time for play too!

Golden Riv said...

I remember when we went to clover point that day. I am glad that we went to Beacon Dr. Well that was kind of odd that the cruise ship came
by Clover Point but it was neat! That was all fun I hope we can do it again! Please write back or comment on my blog if can! Thanks!