In 1911, my great-grandparents, and my grandfather emigrated to Victoria from Dundee, Scotland, a long journey at the time. It took in the region of four weeks.
In 2011, I mailed a Christmas parcel to my sister in Scotland from Vernon. It has taken 11 weeks to make the journey. What progress has been made in 100 years.
So much for mailing ahead of the required deadline for Christmas delivery.