And that has been better than it sounds.
Sitting out on the deck while humming birds (actual humming birds!!!) fly around inspecting the flowers and occasionally having a brief glance at the humans (actual humans!!!). Watching the evening sun cast the last of it's golden, slow, lazy rays just before it disappears behind the mountains while deer casually stroll about mere metres away from where we are dining. Long sunny afternoons spent aboard a 30-odd ft boat putt-putting through scenery (actual scenery - we're a long way from Winnipeg now Toto!!!). Coffee's out on the deck of the newly opened cafe (Actual decent coffee!!!) walking back home only to be surprised by more deer bouncing out of the undergrowth (Actual undergrowth!!! - ok I'll stop that now it's just getting silly)
This is Vancouver Island. To be more precise, this is Maple Bay which is just outside of Duncan which is not far from Victoria. It is quite beautiful here staying with Penny's relations in their beautiful house which is in a beautiful spot. I even performed my show for them and some friends which was quite well received. That kind of thing makes me feel quite ace.
I also became an uncle for the first time. I am officially "Uncle Travelling Matt" hooray for Fraggles.
Anyway all the tranquility must end and work must be done. Onwards to Fort McMurray, to adventures and to real work.
Anyway, here's The Fall