That day when I cruised from Coal Harbour all the way to Squamish. It was a very long journey, but I really enjoyed seeing Stanley Park from different angles, and witnessing sea otters in the middle of Howe Sound. #explorebc#seatosky#vancouver#howesound#boatlife
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Let the adventures begin.....got my passport for my dear friends wedding this July but finally at the age of 37 I’m finally traveling outside of the country for the first time and I’m ready for more adventures to come. #traveling#timetoexplore
#exploring Washington State has truly showed us what a beautiful place it is indeed. We had never been to the Pacific Northwest prior to moving out here and couldn’t be more thrilled about all new adventures we are getting to experience. #getoffthecouch#timetoexplore@bowlinesandlace
I've been back in the UK just over two weeks and am settling into the life quite nicely now.
The first week was a little up and down emotionally, which I've put down to the big change in living. I haven't had to think about where to go next, or where I'll be sleeping and what I'll be eating. Plus I'm staying with my mother now and found that being around family and old friends has been quite a big change after being on my own for most time I've been out on the road during this adventure.
I'll have perhaps another three weeks in England before I plan to travel around Scotland for a couple of weeks before hopefully starting work for six months. Half a year to reconnect with old friends, visit favourite and new places and to save some cash for the next leg of this lap of the world.
I took my old mountain bike out for a run this afternoon to Seaton Delaval Hall which is just down the road.
Such a beautiful building with an incredible amount of history attached to the Delaval family, and also their fair share of tragedy.
The Delaval name derives from Laval, a town in the valley of the Mayenne River, in the département of Mayenne in old Maine, north-western France.
Here's a bit of info I took from the National Trust's website; 'The Delavals arrived with William, Duke of Normandy, as part of his invading army in 1066 and lived at Seaton for the next 700 years.
In 1718, Admiral George Delaval called upon Sir John Vanbrugh to expand upon the existing house. Vanbrugh, who felt the old building was beyond repair, suggested that the site be cleared for the construction of a splendid new mansion. Delaval took Vanbrugh’s advice but died two years before the Hall was completed in 1728.
Seaton Delaval Hall was the last country house Vanbrugh designed, and it is regarded as his finest work.
In 1822, the central block was severely damaged by fire. It was re-roofed during John Dobson’s partial restoration in 1862-3, the central block remaining a shell with the effects of fire clearly visible in the great hall. Further restoration was completed in 1959 and the early 1960s, with recent conservation by the National Trust following acquisition in 2009' 💚
Surround yourself with people who make you want to go for what you want, regardless of the potential for failure.
Thankful and inspired by this lady constantly
“La grandeza de una nación y su progreso moral pueden ser juzgados por la manera en que se trata a sus animales” Mahatma Gandhi 🐱 #LoveYourPetDay🐶
📸: @amanda.bonner 🌍: Fernie, British Columbia
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