IWSG – 2021 – Trip Across Canada

Happy New Year, everyone. Feliz año nuevo.

One might think that starting off 2021 sick is a bad omen. I don’t. Yes, I have a nasty cold, but every morning when I open my eyes, I’m reminded of the blessings in my life. A cold is simply part of that.

Because I’m sick, I’m not answering this month’s question; it would take too much brainpower. Instead, I’m sharing some pics of my road trips across Canada in 2018 and 2019, there and back, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. Sadly, I did not make it to Newfoundland. Next time.

City of Vancouver, B.C. (courtesy of Images)

My first sight of Vancouver on my trip back from Indonesia

Alberta courtesy of Images

Saskatchewan courtesy of Images

High Bluff, Manitoba


Kenora, Ontario

Lake Superior, Ontario

Niagara Falls City

Niagara Falls

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario


Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Quebec City, Quebec



Rocks Provincial Park & Fundy National Park, New Brunswick


Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia


red shores of PEI

Lucy Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

Charlottetown, PEI

Confederation Bridge from Nova Scotia to PEI

Prince Edward Island, Canada

IWSG was created by Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh — because Alex understands we need a safe place to congregate, insecurity is part of our creative nature, and together we’re stronger.

On the first Wednesday of each month, you can write on any subject related to your writing journey or adopt the option of answering the month’s question. Either way, you’re in safe territory.

If this sounds like a good place to be, sign up here.

IWSG’s Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and the hashtag is #IWSG.

Every month, a question is announced that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or a story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.

Remember, the question is optional!

January 6 question – Being a writer, when you’re reading someone else’s work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people’s books?

The co-hosts for the January 6 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren , J Lenni Dorner, Gwen Gardner Sandra Cox, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

When you have a moment, please stop by and thank the hosts for their time. They’re the reason nobody gets left without visitors.

Comments 18

  1. These are such wonderful photos! I have travelled from coast to coast twice–once to move from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia, and once to move back! It is such a vast and beautiful country, and I have seen many of the same sights. However, you have to leave the Trans-Canada to see most of them! I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Hi,
    The pics are beautiful. I enjoyed looking at them and taking a thinking break, just letting my mind roam.
    My year started off with thankfulness. I refused to think about what could have been, and I keep moving forward.
    Get well soon.
    Shalom aleichem,

  3. Please get over that pesky cold soon, Joylene. They are miserable. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures of Canada, especially those of Kenora, NS, and PEI. I crossed Canada from Vancouver to Westport, White Bay, Newfoundland in 1976. That was the last time I was in PEI. L.M. Montgomery was a second cousin to my Grandmother MacBeath, and I’ve spent many happy hours on the beach at Cavendish. Her sister, my Great Aunt Maude took me to the Green Gables House when I was six or seven. I can’t wait to read your new books, especially the children’s book. You must get to Newfoundland and Labrador! They are unique and wonderful. Hugs to you, my friend!

  4. It’s been my dream for a while to make a trip across Canada. I live in Vancouver, BC, but I’ve only ever visited 2 other provinces: Ontario and Quebec. I want to see the rest. Hopefully, one day, after the pandemic ends, I will.

  5. I hope you are feeling better! As a fellow Canadian and photographer, I am thrilled with your pictures! Alberta, along with the desert-like lands in the south, has the Rocky Mountains (which you got a peak at when you visited my blog today) although Saskatchewan is all flat prairie as the picture shows! I haven’t yet made it to PEI but first on the list for my next travel destination.

  6. Thank you for your visual tour of road trip across Canada. I’m especially grateful you included a map. I saved the image and will refer to it often as many of my are Canadian.

    I’m sending you thoughts of healing and love, mi amiga.

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