First Snow

Posted by & filed under family life, Gabriola Island, Kids, Weather.

First snow of the season and first snow for our 7 month old Boston Terrier, Fargo. Fargo loved it and so did the kids who had the pleasure of making a great big snowman with their dad. We saw about 4-6 inches of snow in our neck of the woods and more snow is in… Read more »

A Winner!

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, Gabriola Living, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Weather.

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 »

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

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

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 »

Sun Beams

Posted by & filed under Gabriola Island, Weather.

How quickly we forget the long hot summer days. We have had a bit of mild wet weather and it feels like fall already. It is so welcome when blue patches appear in the sky and the sun breaks through to illuminate a quiet place to sit and enjoy the warmth.