A Beautiful Spring Day on Galiano

It had been over a month since we were last over to the island to see the property. The (relatively speaking) harsh winter had put most of our plans on hold, but the contractors we were working with finally were able to start work on our utility building project and some landscaping work. We were anxious to see what progress had been made.

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A Day in Wales - Learning about the Local History

On Friday we had a busy day exploring the local area, learning about the coal mining history of the region. We went to the Welsh Mining Experience at Heritage Park in Rhondda, and then went to have a look at a local castle (more of a folly than a real castle, but still very cool!). We wrapped up the day with a visit with Justine’s Great Aunt and a hunt for lambs up on the hills.

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Meeting the Extended Family in Wales

For as long as I’ve know her, Justine has talked about her extended family in Wales.For years we’ve been trying to arrange our trips such that we could go for a visit, and this time around everything aligned and we were able to spend 3 1/2 days with her mom’s cousin Julie and her family. They were kind enough to host us and Julie was an amazing tour guide as we got to see a little bit of the Welsh countryside.

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A Trip to Europe - Mostly London

For my quarterly trip to Europe to our office in France I extended the trip to do some work with our team in the UK. This mean a few days in London, which is always great. Justine decided to meet me in London, and we added on a few personal days to go and visit with her family in Wales. I’ll probably do a few posts to cover it all off.

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A First Weekend on Galiano - Surveying the Storm Damage

Justine was off in Australia, so I was on my own for the weekend before having to head to Atlanta. Over the Christmas break, BC got hit by what was described as the worst storm in the province’s history. The Gulf Islands were particularly hard hit, with it taking almost 2 1/2 weeks to get full power restored to Galiano. We knew we had some storm damage on the property, so I headed over to see how bad it was and start the clean-up process.

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