Bumper Crop

Posted by & filed under Buy Local, Cooking, Food, Healthy Eating.

…and they just keep coming – tomatoes that is. Even though we had a very cool start to the year we seem to have an abundance of tomatoes. The beauty of buying bedding plants is that you can try so many different varieties. In the spring we went to the Wild Rose nursery located on… Read more »

Tour Studio 9

Posted by & filed under Buy Local, Crafts, Gabriola Living, Holidays and Special Events, The Arts.

It is day two of the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour and the island is hopping. This event has been advertised far and wide and the attendance by islanders and vistors alike is phenominal! They are browsing and buying original creations of jewelry, clothing, paintings, photograpy, sculpture, leather bags, woodwork, pottery, glass work and more. Gabriola should… Read more »

Gone Fishing

Posted by & filed under Camping on Vancouver Island, Food, Healthy Living, Weather.

Kissinger Lake is about a two hour drive from the Gabriola Ferry on Vancouver Island just past Cowichan Lake. This pretty little spot belongs to Timber West who offers it as a forestry campground and they stock it with rainbow trout making it a favorite destination for campers and fisher-people. There are no gas powered engines allowed so it… Read more »

Last Swim

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I fully believe this is my last swim of the year, at least on this side of the border. We escaped from Gabriola and had a wonderful few days at Pine Point on Cowichan lake. The first day was warm and sunny, and the water temperature was very comfortable so I swam every day. On the way… Read more »