Church on Sunday

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If you drive down North Road on Gabriola you will pass through a beautiful stretch of road fondly known as the tunnel, at the far end you emerge into sunshine and pastures, old and new farmhouses and eventually end up at the quaint old log church, just across from Silva Bay. We once had a… Read more »

A Quiet Day

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On a day when life seems a bit too complicated, meandering at Gabriola’s pastoral south end can be very beneficial. The lambs in the fields with the old farm house location in the background is a very pretty sight. This tranquil scene is just a short walk from Drumbeg Provincial Park where you can wander… Read more »

Tour de Gabriola

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Today was the 4th annual Tour de Gabriola, a 27 km cycling event around the island. This is a fund raiser for the Gabriola Health Care Society. We rose early, had a big breakfast and headed off to the starting point at the Gabriola Elementary school. It was a great day for a ride, overcast… Read more »

Brickyard Beach

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I was on my way to the south end of Gabriola to put up a sign and visit the fish market for fresh spring salmon. I stopped at Brickyard Beach on my way. This is the site of a factory that made bricks during the 1930’s. The remains of rejected bricks still line the coast… Read more »

Island Visitors

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We had visitors last week, my old Mum and Dad came for a few days. The weather was beautiful, the great grand children as sweet as ever and we had plenty to do. Sitting in the sun topped the list, lunch out at the Surf Lodge, a family dinner in the garden, coffee at Artworks,… Read more »