20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”
THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: Knock to Delphi

Ireland has long been on my wish list and I was finally able to convince John the beginning of May was a perfect time to get our feet wet on the Emerald Isle.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lisse to Amsterdam

When we decided to visit Keukenhof Gardens we wanted to stay as close as possible (preferably within walking distance) and as luck would have it we found the perfect one-bedroom flat via Airbnb

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tulips, Tulips, More Tulips

Having attended the Ottawa Tulip Festival numerous times we were eager to visit the Netherlands and during the last week of April we toured the Keukenhof Gardens.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sark, Channel Islands

While visiting Guernsey we took the ferry to Sark. The morning of our departure it rained poured and the seas were choppy, but at least one of us appeared to be having a good time!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Memories of Guernsey

The end of each housesit is always bittersweet. While we're excited to welcome back the homeowners and be privy to details of their vacation, we're also sad because it's time to take our leave. Not only have we grown quite fond of their pets during our stay, but we've also gained an appreciation and insight into the place they call home - something that's quite rare while simply travelling as a tourist.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

Two Museums: Shipwreck & German Occupation

Considering Guernsey's rugged coastline and strategic location between France and England it's not surprising a good number of ships have perished on its shores. Fort Grey and the Shipwreck Museum pays homage to those ships and their crews. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New Friends & Guernsey's North Shore

While housesitting in Guernsey we found a kindred soul in Helen, sister of our homeowner. Helen graciously took us under her wing and introduced us to people and places we would have otherwise not encountered. Our first stop was one of her favourite beaches on the northern tip of Guernsey.