Whoa, seems like ages since I was here. Where've I been? Quite a few places really and had a great time in the process.
We left Auckland on a glorious spring day. The cherry blossom was out, tuis were fighting over the nectar and the sky was a lovely even blue. Not a day to be leaving I thought! In fact, looking around the garden I couldn't help thinking this was an ideal place to go for a holiday rather than leave! When you understand that our destination in the UK was Manchester, which has an unpleasant reputation for being cold, wet and miserable, you'll appreciate why I was wondering if leaving NZ was such a good idea.
Accommodation in Vancouver was superb. If you're staying in Vancouver check this out ... Nature on Norwood. We'd originally thought of staying in the city and using public transport, but in the end a hire car from Alamo and Nature on Norwood was more cost effective and significantly more versatile.
So there were were. Exhausted, but in Canada and the weather was every bit as good as that in New Zealand :-)
Over the next few days we travelled around the Vancouver area and had a wonderful time, but I'll tell you more about that in the next post. If you can't wait to see more images from my trip check out my Facebook album for a few more shots.