Here are the New Hamburg flood pictures from last weekend. The picture of the Sobey's store is quite interesting. If you look closely in the middle of the photograph you will see the two handicapped parking signs. You should also be able to see a handrail heading down at the left of the signs. There are 14 steps down the stairs covering a total rise of over 8 feet - the point being that at this point the water had risen a total of about 12 feet over the band of the river 200 feet away and then up the retaining wall. Areas most affected were closed off to vehicles and pedestrian traffic. We went for a walk where it was accessible, took some pictures and came home before we froze to death.
It would have been a precious moment.
After 18 months we finally have a front garden - something to work with and what about that lawn sign (first Liberal sign on my street.) This is an important election.
Had my second eye done 2 days ago. I am amazed at the change. Not only has my distance vision been restored, but everything has changed colour. I see whites instead of grudgy old yellow-grey images. Wonderful.
Stayed in Vancouver with our old friends Bill and Linda Popovic. Carol, Linda and me had all go to high school together in the 60s. For many years we were out of contain but then reconnect and for the past 9 years we have got together a few time most years in Palm Desert. Since we sold the desert oasis, we will see them in Vancouver in the future.
It was a fitting end to a fabulous vacation/50 wedding anniversay. Linda and Carol stood up with each other 50 years ago, so the timing was perfect.
We signed up for a Katchikan photo shoot today and travelled around town with a local showing us the sights. This is not a bad way to get a tour and make certain you see the photo worthy bits.
The return trip from Alaska visits some of the same landmarks as the journey to Alaska, so today we are in Glacier Bay again. I had photographed the glaciers to death during the 1st visit so I gave the camera a rest.
We had dinner in a specialty restaurant and shared a bottle of Brut gifted to the evening by Bronwen and Glenn. It was a wonderful evening helped along by the Brut. Thank you B&G.
After deciding that I could do without more photographs I had to dash to the cabin to get a camera for a really nice sunset.