Well it is always nice to come home and even though we are temporarily living in Abbotsford it does feel like home. This week Digby is working on his images as he has already taken 10 000 photos’ so hopefully, he can cull them down to about 100!
It has been raining all week here (I know it’s not fair) especially seeing everything is so dry at home, if we could send it home we would.
This second Monday of October is Thanksgiving Day in Canada which is different from the US which celebrate theirs on the 4th Thursday of November. So, what is Thanksgiving Day about, thanksgiving was introduced by the Europeans in 1578 when a crew lead by Sir Martin Frobisher shared a meal to celebrate and give thanks for their safe arrival in the Eastern Artic. It has several changes in meaning from celebrating the end of the Lower Canada rebellion or to celebrate the harvest and give thanks to the previous year.
There is three difference between a Canadian Thanksgiving and a US Thanksgiving which are – it is celebrated on a different date, it’s not associated with shopping and it’s not as big a deal as it is in the US. But we celebrated it with a roast lamb dinner.
This week saw us scout out some photography spots to shoot the eagles – it is reported that 2000 to 10 000 eagles descend on Harrison Mills for the Winter Salmon spawning around mid-November, but as we are leaving early November, we hope to get some shots in before then.
We took a trip in Vancouver to see Circus Soleil – Luzia, I haven’t been to a circus soleil show before so was looking forward to it. I was amazed that they still had jugglers and contortionists (which did make me a little queazy), but the best part was the indoor rain curtain which was amazing.
We also went to a local event hosted by the East Indian population called “Diwali” or Festival of Light, it is their main holiday of the year and it symbolises the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
Next week we head over to Vancouver Island and to the capital of British Colombia – Victoria.