The lyric rings true again across six weeks of wonderful shows across Canada, though as always, its good to be home. So after waving goodbye to Stefan (see previous entry) at Toronto I head West, the irony being that he gets back to Wales before I get to Vancouver.
The beautiful ferry crossing to Vancouver Island, four shows in the Garages of Duncan and Courtenay, play majestic Vancouver and then fly for 2 shows in Prince George where the snow touches the roofs of houses and I walk in snow shoes down the Nechako River and play snow golf, then flights to Kelowna and hit real golf balls before the show, then drive for eight days and along the way play funky Nelson, Cranbrook and cross into Alberta and its great plains to play Coleman, Medicine Hat and the great city of Calgary, followed by Edmonton and flights to Grand Prairie where it snows every second of my visit,
On more planes to get to the Provence of Manitoba and play in Brandon and Winnipeg, and yes lets fly to the East coast and play three shows in Nova Scotia, tip my hat to the USA by playing one show in Manchester New Hampshire and then finally back to Ontario for probably my eighth show at Hugh’s Room, Toronto and the final two shows in Port Hope and Orangeville. It takes 17 flights, 4 rental cars, 20 something hotels, two ferry rides, five shipments of CD’s and over 22,000 miles travelled and 27 wonderful nights of connection. And it continues to be a blessing and a privilege to have such a wonderful audience on the other side of the world. Big thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the shows, as with the UK tour, in record numbers and for supporting the music, and a special ‘shalom’ to those who sponsored children through World Vision. 32 little lives changed forever.