Apple Time

Posted by & filed under Food, Gabriola Living, Gardening on Gabriola.

Most of the apple trees have been producing well this year and these century old Kings are no exception. There are half a dozen old trees on this property and we were invited to pick. 100 lbs of apples later and the trees looked the same as when we started. Now it is time to… Read more »

Kissinger Lake

Posted by & filed under Camping on Vancouver Island, West Coast Living.

A great little destination lake is Kissinger, within 2 hours drive from the Gabriola Island ferry on Vancouver Island this is a great spot to camp for a few days. This small lake is located just past Cowichan Lake on the way to the Carmanah Valley. It is run by Timber West and will be… Read more »

Enchanting Chanterelles

Posted by & filed under Flora and Fauna, Gabriola Living, Healthy Eating.

It is the time of year for gathering mushrooms and for us this means Chanterelles. These mushrooms can be found on Gabriola along forested pathways and in mossy clearings among the trees and they are very easy to recognize. My favorite way to prepare and enjoy them is painted with olive oil, seasoned with mesquite… Read more »

A Princess

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, Daytripping on Vancouver Island, West Coast Living.

This Princess Cruise ship is anchored just outside the Nanaimo Harbour off of Protection Island in sight of Gabriola. The passengers are shuttled by boat into Nanaimo to enjoy the downtown sights, shops and restaurants. A new $22 million cruise ship terminal is in the works which will allow the vessels to berth directly in… Read more »