Early Trip to Town

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When we left Gabriola on the 7:45 ferry to do some errands it was just getting light, 20 minutes later we arrived in Nanaimo and the rising sun was reflecting off the Harbour side buildings. An early start means we can get back to the island by lunch time with the best part of the… Read more »

Fruit Stand

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Berry Point Fruit and Honey, just the place to stop for apples and pears. When you shop there you will be amazed at the number of varieties. There are boxes of fruit to choose from, a scale to weigh them, bags and a jar to put your money in. This is the honour system and… Read more »

Gabriola Sands

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Pilot Bay is 0n one side of Gabriola Sands Povincial Park and Taylor Bay is on the other. Both beaches are sandy on the inside edge with sculptured sandstone shelves along the outer parts. I was basking in the intermitent sun in Pilot Bay enjoying the quietude.

Studio Tour 2008

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The annual Thanksgiving Weekend Studio Tour is my favorite event on Gabriola. I love walking into a warm studio from the chilly outdoors to be met by the enticing smell of hot apple cider and the eclectic artwork of the many talented artists of Gabriola. My sister bought some glasswork and I purchased ‘Dog with… Read more »