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  1.  Election day    24 October 2020    Politics (Canada) Schiermonnikoog, NL
         Oct 24, 2020
  NL, Schiermonnikoog, Politics (Canada)  
  2.  On a bike    25 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL
         Oct 25, 2020
  NL, Schiermonnikoog  
  3.  Field, town and lighthouse    26 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL
         Oct 26, 2020
  NL, Schiermonnikoog  
  4.  Island residents    27 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL
         Oct 27, 2020
  NL, Schiermonnikoog  
  5.  Biking on Schiermonnikoog    28 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL
         Oct 28, 2020
  NL, Schiermonnikoog  
  6.  Wetlands    29 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL
         Oct 29, 2020
  Schiermonnikoog, NL  
 
 
 
1. Election day
24 October 2020    Politics (Canada), Schiermonnikoog  NL 
1. Election day   
24 October 2020    Politics (Canada), Schiermonnikoog, NL   
 
 
 
 

Today is election day in British Columbia. The premier called the election, or dropped the writ, on the 21st of September. He's gambling that his poll numbers will free him from needing an alliance with the Greens, and the prognosticators think he will, though we may not know the results 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: early returns were such that, even with mail in ballots yet to be counted, it's projected that the premier got a comfortable 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.

 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
2. On a bike
25 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog  NL 
2. On a bike   
25 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL   
 
 
 
 
Paul biking in Schiermonnikoog
     
 
 
 
Paul biking in Schiermonnikoog
     
 
 
 
Paul biking in Schiermonnikoog
     
 
 

 
 
 
3. Field, town and lighthouse
26 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog  NL 
3. Field, town and lighthouse   
26 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL   
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 

 
 
 
4. Island residents
27 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog  NL 
4. Island residents   
27 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL   
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 

 
 
 
5. Biking on Schiermonnikoog
28 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog  NL 
5. Biking on Schiermonnikoog   
28 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL   
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 

 
 
 
6. Wetlands
29 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog  NL 
6. Wetlands   
29 October 2020    Schiermonnikoog, NL