Kategorie: Vancouver Island

Wonderful Whales

What a mind-blowing experience: We saw our first whales! No planning was needed: We just walked on a beach, and suddenly they appeared. So we observed two humpback whales from shore for more than an hour, a mother and her calf. This day had some more spectacular sightings to offer: Botanical Beach with its unique…

Von C2 5. Juli 2020 0

Dream On

365 days, or 525.600 minutes (… and you can do the math for the seconds): That’s how long we have been living in Canada now. Exactly one year ago we arrived at the Vancouver International Airport, with three backpacks, one carry-on suitcase and our documents to become Permanent Residents. We knew we wanted to live…

Von C2 31. Mai 2020 0

Happy House

How lovely it is to live by the ocean – we still are in constant awe. It takes us just a few minutes to reach one of many beaches, we just have to decide which one to choose. This week we picked the following two – and discovered that sunsets are breathtaking in this part…

Von C2 9. November 2019 0

Knock, Knock, Trick Or Treat

On a dark, cold night at the end of October there were some strange sightings in the small town of Sooke, B.C. Some people caught a glimpse of a huge furry animal – but not a bear. It seemed to be a crazy laughing cat whose name is Cat … but with a hat?! Others…

Von C2 31. Oktober 2019 0

Here And Now

We had something to celebrate this week. For a special occasion demands a special location – we celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the majestic Empress Hotel in Victoria. More precisely: We enjoyed their famous afternoon tea. What a bliss it was – and how delicious! We were served several treats, just as tradition demands:…

Von C2 27. Oktober 2019 0

Wunderbar

Thanksgiving is the day when Canadians (and Americans in fact, although on a different day) are celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Well, at our first Thanksgiving in Canada, we did the same: We were thankful, we were grateful. How lucky we have been these past twelve months. What a ride it has…

Von C2 19. Oktober 2019 0

Electricity

Unsere Woche war elektrisch – in mehrfacher Hinsicht. Es ging um technische Upgrades, Nervenkitzel inklusive. Aber hey, wir wohnen auf einer entspannten Insel. Wenn es mal zu aufregend sein sollte (dazu gleich mehr), dann geht man eben zum Meer und schaut Robben beim Spielen und der Sonne beim Untergehen zu. Hard not to have a…

Von C2 12. Oktober 2019 1

Ocean

Manchmal müssen wir uns kneifen. Ist es wirklich wahr? Sind wir wirklich hier, in British Columbia? Leben wir tatsächlich auf Vancouver Island, auf dieser Insel mit der atemberaubenden Natur? Dann und wann fühlt es sich an, als seien wir in einer Art Paradies gelandet. Und wir müssen es noch nicht einmal nach zwei bis drei…

Von C2 5. Oktober 2019 1