On the 5th of April I returned to Vancouver for a week to address some unavoidable matters before setting off on the long trek from Le Puy, where my only concern will be to enjoy the natural surrounding of my walk across France, over the Pyrenees into Spain and to the shores of the Atlantic in Finisterre.
First of all I met dear friends: Sharon, Shelley, Merilyn for a fun pub dinner. Then it was off to Deep Cove for a week-end with my buddy Kucki Low, where I enjoyed meals on her expansive verdant deck with a view of the Mountains.
Back to the west-end of Vancouver to connect with Nora, a trip south to LeConner in Washington to see tulips that were barely coming into season but the drive, especially along Chuckanut with
Sharon Tillotson was super; lots of tennis with Margareta
and a quick visit to Gibsons
where Florian and Sharon are residing until the 6th of May.
A long walk along the sea wall and ferry to Granville Island for lunch, packed by Sharon and shared on a sunny bench was followed by a decadent dining experience at CinCin on Robson with Nora. And then on Monday dear friends Susanne and Frans picked me up, took me to their home for a visit and lunch and drove me to the airport.
It was the perfect closure to my visit. I flew from Vancouver to London and then on to Geneva. I now sit at a table in Annecy typing this entry while I wait for Jochen, Catalina and Leonard to pick me up and drive me to Lyon!