I had pleasant day this weekend driving visitors around for a scenic tour which brought us to Degnen Bay with its deep water and sheltered anchorage, it was nice to stop for a while and enjoy the view.
A call from friends in the morning and we were meeting them at the El Verano boat launch at two. With a small propane barbeque and food for the grill, a bottle of wine and some blankets we were ready for an afternoon picnic. A short boat ride and we arrived at Oak Island. Oh… Read more »
One of the wonderful things about living close to the ocean is seaweed. It is the best fertilizer for your garden and so easy to collect from the beach, plus it’s free. We have a small trailer that we hook up to our car and use garbage cans to transport the seaweed from the beach. Seaweed breaks down… Read more »
National Geographic Traveler has named the Gulf Islands 7th in a list of the world’s 99 best coastal destinations – “Scattered across the Georgia Strait between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, the Gulf Islands enjoy a surprisingly dry and balmy climate. Residents generally place a high importance on the quality of the environment and the… Read more »
A completely refurbished Quinsam is back in service on Gabriola. On Tuesday we said goodbye to the Bowen Queen who happily serviced us for the past 6 months and welcomed back our old friend. BC Ferries spent 16 million in a 2 phase project that is meant to add 17 years of life to this… Read more »