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Monday, March 15, 2010


Back home to the mainland. This ferry was heading off to the Sunshine Coast.
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A stairwell.
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An architectural detail at Rivendell. It is a really nice building. I'd recommend the place to anyone who wants to rest, read, and meditate for a few days.
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A sign in the cafe where we ate.
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Before we left we checked out Killarney Lake. I'd like to return in the summer, when it's not raining!
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There's a large labyrinth for meditation, but the path is a bit tricky to follow since it's made up of irregular stones. Or maybe I just got impatient as I tried it.
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We both got some reading and writing done, and had talks along with our walks.
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And she was interested in this slime mould. She has to buy this stuff for her biology class to examine.
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As always, Ros was on the look out for interest flora. I think this is some sort of lichen.
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There are lots of places to walk and enjoy the woods. It was raining lightly most of the time we were there, but that was all right.
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During Spring break, Ros and I spent a couple of days at Rivendell, a retreat centre on Bowen Island. It overlooks Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and the new road to Squamish.
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Finnegann with his horsey, a gift from Bettina Gruver. He really likes it. The toy comes from Germany and was played with by Bettina's children, now in their 20s.
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One of the many, many posters and banners in the city during the Olympics. These on a bridge. They created a festive air.
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Here is many of the media tent's volunteers. At the desk in the centre was the person in charge of the operation. A friendly group. What we're doing here is having a glass of beer of wine after the men's gold medal game (that Canada won; the women took silver).
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Here's where I worked during the Olympics, in the media tent at the curling venue. Occasionally I would get to see the curling. There were up to about 30 journalists working out of here. I tried to be useful... but mostly made sure only accredited people were in the media section, and handed out some pages of statistics.
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