No pain no gain

Jamie is sore going to bed and sore getting up. But very happy about it all the same.

‘No pain no gain’, that’s the sign on his wall at home.

Driving here is certainly different than Ireland.

Much of Canada is divided into a square mile grid. This system can be seen here in the towns and cities south of Vancouver running down to the US border.

The baselines, running east-west are called avenues, which begin on the US border as Avenue 0. We are currently living at the junction of Avenue 19 and 152 Street.

The streets run north-south.

152 Street is more than 20 km long.