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Day 39 Sunday 24 October – a Change of Pace

The weather is cold and wet and has dictated the cancellation of planned activities. We've spent most of the day swapping stories, checking out Linda's quilting passion and sorting out the ailments of the world. Throw in three leisurely meals and time has passed quite quickly.

David went out and hired two DVDs and we spent a fair part of the afternoon watching “No Country for Old Men” - not a film I'd have chosen. It is certainly different to anything I've ever watched. Very comfortable sitting around the open fire in easy chairs. Low energy great comfort easy day.

No photos today.

Day 40 Monday 25 October – Housekeeping Day

Grey, cold, wet and not very nice outside today. After breakfast the Edeys went off to cast their vote in municipal elections. They vote for a mayor, a councillor and school board governor, all quite different to what we're used to.

Jenny did the laundry thing and I booked accommodation for our one night in Montreal. After a relaxed lunch the sun made a tentative appearance and Jen and I decided to walk to the village and have a look around. There's not a whole lot to the place but it would be about the size of Moruya without the formality. Speciality shops dominate the main street and present an array of architectural styles.

On our way back it started to rain again and just as we arrived back at base, David was backing out the car, he was on his way to find us and bring us in from the rain. What thoughtful and caring folks.

After diner the conversation turned to 'Loons', the bird on their $1 coin. What an elegant striking looking creature it is. Linda regaled us with the story of when they rescued a Loon up at their cottage on the lake. Quite incredible.

Posted by greynomadm 04:27 Archived in Canada

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I still chuckle when I see or hear about snow blowers. Bob's story of the snow blower eating a tarp is up there with the best of them!

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