Coming Home

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We are heading back from a bit of shopping in Nanaimo. I always love to see the island from the ferry and the gates of home.

A Safe Harbour

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Degnen Bay is located at the south end of Gabriola Island with lovely views of Valdez Island and Gabriola Pass. It is very protected deep water moorage with a combination of Government Wharf, private moorage and deep water anchorage. It is very popular with boaters and there is great diving in the pass. I like… Read more »


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August and September are the months for picking blackberries on Gabriola. On a sunny Sunday we armed ourselves with plastic containers and off we went to the south end where the best blackberry bushes are. In a short time we had more than enough berries for a couple of pies plus some for the freezer…. Read more »

Everyone Loves a Fair

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This weekend was The Vancouver Island Exhibition which is always held at Beban Park in Nanaimo. We spent the day looking at the exhibits, enjoying the animals, watching the horse show and playing at the midway.


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When you live on an island you know about ferries. And when you live on a small island amongst other small islands just off a larger island you see many sizes. BC Ferries has 3 new made in Germany super C-class vessels. These double ended ferries carry 370 vehicles, 1650 passengers and are Vancouver Island’s… Read more »