We have been spending a fair amount of time in Nanaimo these days as our eldest daughter has gymnastics training. Due to that we have spent some time exploring. The latest was a beautiful hike up to Ammonite falls that my 9 year old and I did last weekend. It took us just under 1… Read more »
We took both the families to Drumbeg Provincial Park last night to watch the lunar eclipse. It took awhile to spot the moon in the haze on the horizon but an eerie red tinged sliver appeared as night set in. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful spot like Drumbeg to witness these… Read more »
Sunny Days are Here!
We have been enjoying some wonderful springlike weather here on Gabriola! Sunny and warm over the next week in the forecast with daffodils blooming and many of us enjoying the patios while having a bite to eat. Apologies to my family in Ontario suffering through bitter cold with horrible wind chill factors. One of the… Read more »
Polar Bear Swim 2015!!!
Yesterday was Gabriola’s annual polar swim at Twin Beaches Provincial Park. My eldest daughter was determined this year that she would join a few friends and make the plunge. The outside temperature was a “balmy” 2 degrees and apparently the water was absolutely frigid. She even took a second quick dip and came out cold… Read more »
We had some extended family visiting last week and decided that a few of us would go camping at Englishman River Falls for a couple days. The park was beautiful and very quiet with lovely hiking trails and a swimming hole. We also drove into Parksville for the day and spent some time looking at the… Read more »