Thursday, February 14, 2008

i have arrived!!!!!


here i sit looking forward to walking thru gate 26 off to vancouver island and a great adventure.

it was snowing fiercely outside and as i had never flown in such nasty weather i was quite nervous....





but here i witnessed de-icing.... first they taxi to the deicing station, all the while the window is covered with snow and i can see nothing out there, until suddenly looking out i see us being covered with this bright orange spray....

orange you say, but the ground is green! sure enough, after the guy in the bucket was done with the orange, out came the chartreuse! the wings were green! nevermind, we went off without a hitch much to my great relief!

we flew over ontario, manitoba, saskatchewan, and here we are over the rockies of alberta. how magnificent they are...

we are up at 40,000 feet here.... there was a slight cloud cover, when this megalith appeared...

glorious



here we are arriving in vancouver... i know that this bridge probably isn't one one would write home about, but with the sun hitting the orange arch, it was just beautiful and in the right spot to get a great photo!





and here we are, off to vancouver island. gera, bless her, met me at the airport, and after a bit of difficulty finding the car, off we were to the ferry. the very distant horizon thru the struts of the ferry is where we are headed. it was a beautiful day, the ride was lovely and calm, and we passed lots of ferries, large and small along the way. as well, we met some very kind and welcoming folks who do this journey regularly... wow!


so, thus begins the adventure. . . stay tuned.....

2 comments:

Vanessa said...

Welcome to the island Iggy! Enjoy being a tourist! See ya soon.

Vanessa

Tina Holden said...

Glad you arrived safe and sound! Like V says, enjoy the sights and we'll see ya soon too!