We had been looking at a cruise to get back across the pond. In fact, there's a fantastic cruise deal on right now, one way from Copenhagen to Miami. 14 nights for only $379 plus tax. Works out to about $500 per person...only $35 per person per day. And when you figure that includes meals, it's a pretty good deal. But then we were also going to have to try and make our way to Copenhagen, and then from Miami to Canada.
And one of the reasons we wanted to go back to Canada is to visit our daughter and her family near Halifax. And there's no easy way to get from Miami to Halifax. And then back to Ottawa. The $500 cruise deal all of a sudden didn't seem such a deal when we figured all the extra travel.
And then I came across a deal from IcelandAir. They fly from Manchester, England to Halifax, Canada, with a stop in Reykjavik (pronounced Raykaveek). However, for exactly the same price we can stay in Reykjavik a few days and then carry on to Halifax. They call it a "stopover" flight.
It's not dirt cheap, but it's still a fair deal. Cost was $482 per person, taxes included. When you figure that the cheapest deal across the pond that I could find was from London to Toronto $550 per person, this was actually a pretty good deal. I notice that since we booked it, the price has doubled.
And so we're going to Iceland. We arrive October 3rd, and fly to Halifax October 8 so we've got 5 days to explore the island. Still trying to work out accommodation and details, but we've got a couple of weeks to sort it all out. Yes, it will be cold there! Hence the name "Ice"land! Expected highs around 8C (46F) and lows around the freezing mark.
But, back to the present. Took Helen and Tony out for a walk on the common yesterday. Chester and Harvey are getting along fine now. Chester wants to play too much, so Harvey growls at him every now and then to say no.
Tony, climbing over a stile. This one has had a dog gate installed recently, so you simply lift up the center post to let your dog through.
Chester, getting a drink.
Beautiful day for a walk.
Then we sat outside and relaxed the day away.
We fired up the charcoal bbq and cooked up some delicious boneless ribeye's for dinner!
Sat down for dinner. Helen, with her eyes closed. Maybe she was praying for tender steak?? Well it worked!!