BLOG #5, SERIES #9
WEDNESDAYS WITH DR. JOE
THREE WEEKS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA #12
THE LAST FERRY, AU REVOIR CANADA,
AND MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER
January 31, 2018
All too soon it was time for us to leave this land and people we’d come to love. Intriguing how someone living just a few feet away from the U.S. Border (more of an abstraction than an actual obstruction) can be so much like us yet still so different from us.
In all our lives, this was the longest visit to Canada we’d ever experienced. Of course we bragged on our half-Canadian grandsons and son-in-law Duane, whose falling in love with our daughter made all this possible. We know we’ll be back–there’s so much more to see!
After making one last stop at one of Canada’s ubiquitous Horton’s (mouth-watering coffee and sinfully fattening doughnuts), we purchased a pound of their coffee so that we might periodically drink a cup for old times’ sake.
Then we boarded one of the biggest ferries yet—and watched Vancouver Island gradually recede from view.
By my side, as has been true for the last 58 years, was Connie, my still lovely bride—and, serendipitously, the photographer who has visually fleshed out the abstractions I wrote about in this B.C. blog series.
Oh my! The Washington state shore is just ahead, and the U.S.A. We’re happy to see it coming—but when we look back, there’s moisture in our eyes.