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Vancouver Island is a nature lover’s paradise. In October one can see many fungi, of which many are delicious to eat. However, not being that knowledgeable in mushrooms, I prefer to let others do the picking. This is a very … Continue reading

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Autumn Walk

In October, those of us living on Vancouver Island can expect to see rain and fog. If we dress for the weather, we can still enjoy the beautiful island. Today I went for a walk in the fog. A trail … Continue reading

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An experience common to many of us living on the Island is the early morning ferry to Vancouver. This morning, rather than feeling sorry for myself and drinking more coffee, I wandered up to the sun deck of the ferry … Continue reading

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Skeena Queen Love them, or hate them, life on Vancouver Island depends upon a good and efficient ferry system. Here is the Skeena Queen, travelling from Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island to Swartz Bay at Victoria.

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Fresh Carrots

It is difficult to pass by the fresh produce in the Salt Spring Island Farmers Market. These carrots cry out to the passerby, begging to be taken home to enjoy.Then when you draw near, the leaks and beets draw you … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island Farmers’ Market

Throughout the summer many communities hold markets, where locally produced produce and art are sold. These markets are a highlight for tourist and local alike. The market at Salt Spring Island displays some of the nicest produce and artwork available … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday – Ayrag

It is a cloudy day on Vancouver Island, and I am day dreaming of being in a local pub with a nice fire burning. My mind went to the local “pubs” encountered in Ulan Bataar. Here one is able to … Continue reading

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Fly a Kite The breezes from the ocean create a perfect environment for flying a kite. At the kite flying field in Parksville Community Park you will often see an astounding variety of kites being flown.

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Rising Tide

What a glorious summer. Posts have been sparse while we were out enjoying the sunshine and beauty of Vancouver Island. Today’s post is taken at Rathtrevor Park near Parksville. Fun on the beach while the tide is rising.

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Breaching Orca

Nanaimo has one of the prettiest harbours on Vancouver Island. I had not previously noticed the artwork in the harbour. Pictured here is “Breaching Orca”. This sculpture was created by Saltspring Island sculptor, Carl Sean McMahon. The sculpture was entirely … Continue reading

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