A Day at the Beach

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We started the day in the garden, but it got to be so warm that we decided to finish it at the beach, so we packed up the older grandchildren and headed off to Sandwell Park on Lock Bay. There were quite a few people enjoying the day but this is a big stretch of… Read more »

A Swim

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We were back at Pine Point this week with a new camera. Our goal was to learn how to use this new and somewhat complicated instrument. Flowers were our main subject, and there were plenty of wild roses, bushes of them, sweet smelling and beautiful. The weather was sunny and warm and I went for… Read more »

Millstone Quarry

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The Millstone Quarry is a small park close to the ferry. Climb an easy path to a pretty view out over Descanso Bay, walk a bit further to a pile of rejected millstones, evidence of a bit of Gabriola’s history. The area above this park has quite a large expanse of exposed sandstone and the… Read more »

Pine Point

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I was excited at the prospect of two days at Pine Point on the shores of Cowichan Lake – about two hours from Gabriola. The weather co-operated nicely with blue skies and warm sunny days. On the way we stopped at Russell Farms for fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread and browsed their nursery and… Read more »

Market Day

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The weather was very pleasant this morning and we decided to go to the market. There is such a variety of crafts, furniture, art, pottery, clothing, toys, cards, jewelry, and foods to choose from, all locally produced. We went for the food. Glenn choose an artisan licorice and a white chocolate blueberry scone. I bought… Read more »