After exploring St Lucia and enjoying a fabulous week back in the sunshine at the BodyHoliday it was time to head to Antigua for our Ondeck RYA sailing course. We were joined by two other guests, Vicky from the USA who is off to complete an Atlantic crossing and Alistair from England who coincidentally is … Continue reading From Cool Canada to Caribbean Bliss
We finished up our travels in Canada with three nights in the Yukon, we were anticipating a winter wonderland and sub 20-30 degrees and while the flight here took us over thousands of snow capped mountains and some of the most remote and vast wilderness we’ve ever seen (first photo from above) We landed into … Continue reading The Yukon & Climate Change
Our last sit in Canada for the winter took us over to Vancouver Island, which was a half day’s travel from Squamish including a ferry to Swartz Bay where we met Gregg & Sue and their lovely dogs, Sailor, Abby and Olive. After a quick tour we went off for a walk with the dogs … Continue reading Discovering Vancouver Island
We were recently given the opportunity to share the journey we went on from part time remote workers to full time digital nomads and securing our first house sit with Vanessa and Ian through the House Sitting Magazine, a great resource for house sitters around the globe. We actually secured a 3 week stay in … Continue reading Our First House Sit Story
We are really enjoying our time Squamish, we are caring for two lovely older dogs (Oliver and Ella) who enjoy quiet snuggles and long gentle walks and love to share our bed along with Charlie cat. Indie, a lovely big Ginger barn cat gets around as well though we see him usually only for meals … Continue reading Adventures around Squamish
Well time is flying and we’ve already been here for over a month now, we’ve explored a lot using the morning hours each day before work Continue reading Our first month in Canada
We started our day as we mostly do, out on the beautiful Canadian trails with our furry pals, Ginger and Bear. Then we headed up to the snow for a couple of hours, where I had another lesson and Ben went off to conquer the rest of the green runs at Cypress. And ended the … Continue reading Our Super Canadian Day!
We were very excited to wake up to snow today! Ben has only seen snow fall high in the mountains in New Zealand and I haven’t seen it anywhere outside of the UK so we got a real kick out of seeing the snow blanketing everything. The snow is due to the effects of the polar vortex, this has caused strong winds and very cold wind chills (there is currently a
Arctic Outflow Warning in place), though it’s only been mild in comparison in lower B.C – the current temperature is currently -1° and is likely to drop to -7° overnight.
The weather makes quite a difference to the landscape! Luckily like many other cold weather countries, homes in Canada have central heating as standard and we have lots of layers in case. We’ll keep our walks with the dogs short and entertain them with some indoor activities – we also bought groceries in yesterday so we’re staying close to home for now.
Come Tuesday it’s was sunny so we got out for another pre-work snowboard session in the fresh powder at Cypress Mountain!
We decided that one of our goals whilst in Canada was to get out and hike as much as possible, we found the Vancouver Trails site (they also have an app) to help us check for year round accessible tracks and those that are dog friendly so we could take along our new four legged … Continue reading Dog Friendly Hikes around Vancouver
We are very excited to have successfully completed our first house sit in Canada, we got to discover a very cool neighbourhood just outside of Vancouver and spend time caring for a bengal. Continue reading Kitsilano and Nala