Gra Nomad Wanderings

Saturday, August 12, 2006


Well folks, here we are in Pleasantville, Nova Scotia in the Maritimes. First visit. The pace here is pretty laid back. Like Tasmania.
We had a great time with Telfer and Ken/Sue in Neustadt area a couple of hours west of Toronto. The folk around town were really warm folk. The brewery, the church we attended, a ride in a Mustang convertible to Tim Hortons, swimming in backyard pool, sitting round campfire.... yes! In Canada!
Now Pleasantville.... near Bridgewater, NS. Quiet, peaceful.
Due to catch the cat ferry on Monday 14th from Yarnmouth (down the bottom) to Bar Harbour (near Bangor) in Maine. From there we will somehow head to New York so we can fly to London on Sunday 20 August. That will conclude our 5 months here in North America. We expect to have about 14 weeks in Europe.
Thanks Gerard and Maria for looking after us here in NS. They've taken us to heaps of places like Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, Bay of Fundy and we even had a lobster eating session yesterday! (Got some good photos!) Last one of those was in Calgary in 1998 with the Beans! Gerard and Maria don't like the city life of Toronto, that's why they came here. They also don't like winter; that's why they journey to places like Aust and NZ each winter. LATE NEWS: We just had a BEAUTIFUL dinner, thanks Maria. Maybe we'll stay longer!! That steak was as good as we've tasted anywhere... right up there with Argentinian beef! And that says something eh Jem?

So.... who knows when we will blog again. With all the current restrictions on baggage following terrorist activity in England.... God alone knows when we shall blog again, so I shall leave it in His hands (stolen from Fiddler on the Roof.) Feel free to add a comment friends.


At 9:21 AM, Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

Good to hear from you again.

I was at a concert last night and someone asked me about you.

A Salvation Army couple who used to live in York (our first night's stay in 2003) recognised me from Bike for Bibles and said that they had just been reading about you in a Neways magazine. You're a star.

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Hey Keasty - ya'll be careful flying!

At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, great to keep in touch, love you guys and have agreat trip to UK. Psalm 121 was I thjink your message. John 6:35-52 reminds us he said he is the bread of life. Amen

At 2:51 AM, Blogger Ron, KS said...

Hey glad to hear that the trip is going well and that you seem to be able to move in/out of the US with ease. It's too bad there isn't some common sense to our security approach so that folks like you can avoid all the hassles and have some fun travels.

But I suppose to the powers that be, Banana Split does look like a weapon of mass distruction. And face it Gra, you do have the appearance of a SHADY character!

Ok, enough of yanking your chain.....

We met a lovely couple this weekend. They have a burley tandem and a Mac sailboat, which is what brought us together. I wanted to have Chari sit on one and see what she thinks. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with Gary & BJ, then spent 2 hours sitting and talking on their sailboat, sitting on its trailer in a covered shed. If you closed your eyes, you could easily imagine we were on the water!

They are going sailing in TX next month and invited us along. Not sure if we can make that, but we're thinking.

Sure hope you are able to continue posting the nice pics and stories as your travels continue. We enjoy them so much!

We're all doing well; Chari has started teaching again, and I'm working out harder at the rec center. Kids start college again this week.........

Best wishes to you two in your continuing journey!

Ron, KS

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Keasty said...

Amazing Rodney... you have to be careful in life don't you? I haven't read the Neways mag as yet!
We'll be careful on 20 August Seetheart!
Thanks Al. Bless you guys.
Ron, we have been told we fit the profile! They even RIPPED the beautiful bike poster that Chari laminated for us. Just makes you smile. (That's better than crying.)


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