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Catch up on last 2 days

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We are home again on Gabriola after a wonderful, interesting holiday. On our last day in London, Neil and I went to Neal's Yard, an exclusive cheese shop, to buy some cheese to take home. We were restricted to buying 30 day old cheese because of import restrictions here in Canada. We tasted a number of cheeses and chose 3 different kinds. We then walked into the Borough Market next door and bought some French cheese as well. Neil went home to Beckenham on the train and I carried on using the bus to go to the Tate Britain Gallery to see the PreRaphaelites exibition there. I saw paintings there that I had seen in books all my life and it was a thrill to see them hanging on the walls. Some of you may know the painting of Ophelia by John Everett Millais. One of my favourites in the galleries was The Beloved by Dante Gabriel Rosetti. If you are interested in seeing some of the famous paintings by the Pre Raphaelites, there are some web sites on the net that have quite a few images to view.
We got up at 5:00AM so that Kate could drive us to Heathrow before the rush hour started. Our plane didn't leave until 1 1/2 hours after we boarded because there was some delay in re-fuelling. Nevertheless, we had a pleasant flight (I watched 3 movies!) Our connecting flight for Nanaimo had already left by the time we got through customs so we were re-scheduled to take a later flight. Thank goodness flights between Vancouver and Nanaimo are frequent. The airport shuttle took us to the ferry and our friend, Connie, picked us up on Gabriola and drove us home. She even bought us some groceries to get us through the first couple of meals! Thank you for keeping up with our travels through the blog. I have enjoyed writing each day about our adventures.

Posted by lineke.rich 09:35 Archived in England

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