Brickyard Beach

Posted by & filed under At the Sea.

I was on my way to the south end of Gabriola to put up a sign and visit the fish market for fresh spring salmon. I stopped at Brickyard Beach on my way. This is the site of a factory that made bricks during the 1930’s. The remains of rejected bricks still line the coast… Read more »

Island Visitors

Posted by & filed under Gulf Island Lifestyle.

We had visitors last week, my old Mum and Dad came for a few days. The weather was beautiful, the great grand children as sweet as ever and we had plenty to do. Sitting in the sun topped the list, lunch out at the Surf Lodge, a family dinner in the garden, coffee at Artworks,… Read more »

It’s for the Birds

Posted by & filed under Flora and Fauna.

These beautiful second growth Douglas firs offer an excellent roosting spot for a pair of Ravens that visit our property regularly. We see them every morning doing aerial acrobatics and in the evening perching at the top of our largest tree enjoying the last rays of sun.

Miracle Beach

Posted by & filed under Camping on Vancouver Island.

20 km north of Courtenay and about 1&1/2 hours drive north from the Gabriola ferry is Miracle Beach Provincial Park. This campground, in a mature second growth forest, has 200 campsites and every one is beautifully maintained and quite private. The campground has numerous walking trails, an amphitheater, a playground, a nature house, showers and… Read more »

Good Earth

Posted by & filed under Gardening on Gabriola.

It was late on a rainy afternoon as I headed out for my daily walk. I choose a different route than usual and found myself at the Good Earth market garden. I saw that their garden is far ahead of mine with vegetables almost ready to pick and was reminded that the Gabriola Farmers Market… Read more »