Year: 2004

June 23, 2004

Dave is at work today, so I am heading down to the beach for the day. I misread a bus timetable, which means I spend 40 minutes waiting for a service that doesn’t begin until next week – I am not the only one, as…

June 22, 2004

I wake up and start to get ready while Victor cooks breakfast – waffles with bacon and maple syrup, washed down with tea. Victor, Lara and myself have a relaxed breakfast, and then they help me to the station with all my luggage. The backpack…

June 21, 2004

I wake up, expecting aches and pains, and am not disappointed. However, although my legs are shaky, I am pleased that my feet are sound – no blisters. Robin cooks scrambled egg for breakfast and we drive into Boston. I am going to be staying…

June 20, 2004

Before I arrived, Robin has asked me if I want to go hiking. I explain my current fitness, and that I am carrying too much weight for anything too strenuous, but that I should be able to handle a walk of about 4-5 miles. After…

June 19, 2004

Robin cooks a very civilised breakfast of blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. She has got a lot to do before people arrive for the housefilk at 2pm, so I pack my things away, and offer to help. Robin has only just uncovered her pool for…

June 18, 2004

Get up early, at 05:30, and am down in reception by just past 6am. My ride is booked for 06:30, and the hotel staff offer coffee first, but I prefer to get down to the station, so they take me down there. Arrive to find…

June 17, 2004

My last day in Canada, and we start off lazily, as we have been active for the last two days. The weather has changed, and it is raining. After a late brunch, we head off to the Woodland Cultural Centre, in Brantford. Judith has quite…

June 16, 2004

We drive south to Niagara Falls for a spectacular day. Dave drives us through the tacky tourist area, which has to be seen to be believed. However the area around the river and falls is beautiful parkland, and protected. The day is hot, so we…

June 15, 2004

We drive up to Toronto, and visit the CN tower, the tallest building in the world. The views are extraordinary, as is the speed of the elevator. We spend quite a bit of time just looking at the view, particularly at the stadium next door,…

June 14, 2004

I meet Dave and Judith at breakfast, before we all get ready for the long drive to Hamilton, Ontario. We hit the road, but before we leave the area, Judith wants to visit Silver Springs, to see the Penguin mural. The mural, which is of…

June 13, 2004

The long-dreaded second half of my workshop. Today we have to find a tune for our new lyric, which is looking good. Gary McGath cannot make the session, but has given me some ideas for the chorus. The session takes a while to get going,…

June 12, 2004

Saturday morning, and time for my workshop. I think I was probably more concerned over the workshop than my GoH set, as it isn’t something I do a lot; and of the dozen or so that attend, a few seem perhaps a little dubious about…