Here we are on the ferry again, but this time heading back to the mainland. A very nice few days were spent in Victoria and Duncan. It was the first time to the island for three of us four and there really is a lot of beautiful scenery that this place offers. Lucky Bar was a lot of fun on Thursday night. On Friday, we met Longevity John at the Garage Showroom in Duncan who is one of most interesting people we’ve come across.
We were hosted by Dave’s mom and sister in Victoria for the last few nights. Kristen and James hosted Matt on Friday as well. Thanks to all! Thanks very much Caroline and Emily for all of the hospitality and the great company.
On Friday afternoon we went for a walk up Douglas Mountain, and came across a green hummingbird, buzzing around a flowery bush. We’ve had our bird watching books packed away in a bag in the back of Van der Bird, so we’ve yet to identify the exact species that we came across, but this shouldn’t be too difficult when we get the chance to browse a few pages. Matt also noted that he saw two male robins fighting for the female prize. Marc just came off the ferry’s deck, claiming to have sighted an albatross… We are going to have to check the native migration patterns and habitat of these massive winged friends, because some sources have been telling us that we won’t find them on this coast. Despite this, the local seaguls are a species much larger than we find back in Montreal.
So we are aboard the 9:00 am ferry to Vancouver; once we get back to the mainland will be driving directly to Kelowna for our show tonight at the Streaming Cafe. If you go to the main page, you can access the stream of us playing live at 7:00 pm (PST), so 10:00 pm (EST) for all of you back east. For the rest of you, we’ve learned through our travels that dealing with different time zones is a great way to practice your basic addition and subtraction.
Here is the link for the website: http://streamingcafe.net/
You’ll also have the chance to send us messages by tweeting to @streamingcafe
Tomorrow we plan to again make our way across the border into Washington, to venture east and make it back to Toronto for our show on Wednesday. This should cut down travel time a bit and allow us to escape the financial burden of Canadian gas prices.
Until next time!