After trying to get into this blog for 10 minutes, I finally managed it (sorry Lucy). Funny things, computers.
We have arrived safely. After setting off from Lymm at 3.00 a.m., travelling down to Heathrow (beautiful journey, just the truckers for company), we caught the Air Canada flight which left at 10.50 a.m. I immediately put my watch back to 3.50 a.m., which meant we landed in Vancouver at 12.15 p.m., just after lunch! It is now 6.50 p.m. and we're both shattered. After a look round down town, a trip up the Vancouver tower for the most amazing views of the place, and then a meal in Gastown, we're going to have to give in and go to bed. Shame because we're only here a short while and we'd like to see as much as we can. But old age and poverty catches up with us all, and it's time to sleep.
We had a good journey. Air Canada aren't the worst airline I've travelled on, there was plenty of leg room, fairly good food, and an excellent selection of films to watch. I watched Sex & The City 2 and then Lovely Bones (?) from the book by Alice Sebold, which I have read. Richard watched Invictus. We then discovered on the foreign film section that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was on. Although we've already seen it, it was good to see it again and, as it was sub-titled, we didn't need to wear any earplugs. So the journey went quite quickly (8 hours).
Tomorrow we intend to catch the big red bus and do a tour of the city,hop on, hop off. There is so much to see here and we really only one full day to see it. Saturday morning we're going down to Canada Place to catch the ship around lunchtime. The weather here is much like the U.K., although I think that will all change once we're out at sea and further north.
Bye for now