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 »

Hallowed Ground

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It was a lovely day and as we drove past the cemetery I noticed that the grass had just been cut. This encouraged us to stop for a bit to wander beween the graves, both old and new, and reflect on the past. I had just been reading The People of Gabriola, by June Lewis-Harrison… Read more »

The Early Years

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I have lived on Gabriola Island for 30 years yet I know little of its history, I am endeavoring to change that and intend to use the Gabriola Museum as part of my education. This will be the first of several blogs that are meant to explore Gabriola’s past. During the ice age Gabriola was… Read more »