Election day
24 October 2020.   Canada politics, NL, Schiermonnikoog.
Election day
24 October 2020.  Canada politics, NL, Schiermonnikoog.

Today is election day in BC. The premier called the election, or dropped the writ, on September 21, about a month ago. He's gambling that his poll numbers will free him from needing an alliance with the Greens. The prognosticators think he will, though we'll not know for awhile.

Holding the election mid-pandemic squeezed out much of the time for campaigning. There used to be weeks for campaigning, then election day, and then results announced. Now it's weeks of voting, then election day (might be better named election deadline), and then some more weeks for counting of the ballots.

Update: the margins were such that even with mail ins yet to be counted the premier got his majority.

Anyway, back to my imaginary travels. In the photo we're in Schermonnikoog and this is our hotel. We'd just got off the ferry. The hard-to-spell Schiermonnikoog is a small island in the North Sea (see the red dot in the map stolen from wikipedia), though the body of water one traverses to get there is called the Wadden Sea. The island is one of the Wadden Islands (Waddeneilanden). We found it to be green and flat and without much traffic. Good for biking.