Qualicum Beach ...

Watching the sunset at Qualicum Beach on the east coast of Vancouver Island

Stopping to admire the view along the Trans-Canada Highway on Vancouver Island

Something gave these Canadian Geese a bit of a scare

Hiking to Peden Lake ...

A dried up waterfall on the route to Peden Lake in Sooke on Vancouver Island

It's a 4KM uphill hike to reach Peden Lake

Saturday July 9th, 2016

My dad and I at Cootes Paradise in Hamilton, Ontario
Today marks my seventh full day in the east-central province of Ontario, Canada. My last visit was summer of 2013. It's wonderful to be home though it brings many mixed emotions.

Of course, my father is encouraging me to move back by showing me lovely, affordable condos on Vancouver Island. As tempting as it is, I'm not ready yet and I'm not sure I ever will be ready.

An American Robin about to take a dip in my father's bird bath on a hot day

Delicious Cherry Belle Radishes
A list of reasons why I should consider a move to Canada:

1. Family
2. Long summer nights
3. Outdoor patio restaurants/pubs
4. Backyard barbecues
5. Clean air
6. Lack of humidity
7. No typhoons/earthquakes
8. English is EVERYwhere

Wandering around the beautiful meadows at the Eramosa Karst

Saturday July 1st, 2016 (cont'd)

Overlooking Jiufen (九份) on the northern coast of Taiwan

Along the 102 between Shuangxi (雙溪) and Jiufen (九分) — at 不厭亭

Looking up at the Teapot on Teapot Mountain (茶壺山)

Looking at some of the old buildings at Jinguashi (金瓜石)