Turf

All photos taken on May 21, 2022. We had arrived in Victoria yesterday right at supper time and arrived at Grampa’s place bearing take out Italian food. While the food may have been fine, if dining in, it suffered in transport and not as good as the usual favourite Italian Restaurant in Victoria, Il Terrazzo.Continue reading “Turf”

Lake Cowichan

All photos taken on May 20, 2022. Lake Cowichan (Nitinaht: ʕaʔk̓ʷaq c̓uubaʕsaʔtx̣) (pop. 2,974) is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Duncan. The town of Lake Cowichan was incorporated in 1944. The Cowichan River flows through the middle of the town. Cowichan River is designated as a Heritage River.Continue reading “Lake Cowichan”

Shore Lunch

All photos taken on May 20, 2022. Today, we were leaving Port Renfrew and heading to Nanaimo to drop K and Benji for the ferry back to Vancouver, then the remaining 3 of us were going to Victoria to visit Pat’s Dad. It was a journey of some 3 1/2 hours all told, so weContinue reading “Shore Lunch”

Among the Eagles

All photos taken on May 20, 2022. After days where we barely saw any eagles, today was another motherlode as we walked down by Port San Juan. It was like they were showing what we would be missing when we left. Among the Eagles © Looking on in awe we cannot believe our eyes. AmongContinue reading “Among the Eagles”

Port Renfrew Farewell

All photos taken on May 20, 2022. I know what you’re thinking!. This is the longest goodbye ever!!!! Apologies, this last day down by the water was just to beautiful to ignore. Port Renfrew Farewell © Sad to be going, of that you can be certain. Port Renfrew farewell. Trip #1 Benji Walk The dayContinue reading “Port Renfrew Farewell”

Living Large

All photos taken on June 26, 2022. We had often planned to bicycle out West of Beaumont to explore the new Royal Oaks subdivision, but Township Road 510 was far too busy and narrow for our cycling comfort. Now that we had the new fat tire E-bikes, we decided to go West on Township RoadContinue reading “Living Large”

Walk Among the Roses

All photos taken on June 27, 2022, during our walk along the North Saskatchewan River near Devon. When we chose this trail, we were worried about not seeing as many wildflowers along this hike. But, if anything, there were more flowers, especially Alberta wild roses than at Bunchberry and Tucker’s. Walk Among the Roses ©Continue reading “Walk Among the Roses”

Benji Bye Bye

All photos taken on May 20, 2022. Benji, the Wonder Dog here. Somethin’s goin’ on today. I just can’t quite put my paw on it, but I sense a bit of stress and sadness. First, my pack seemed to be quieter, more wistful and a bit distracted. Oh yeah, I got my walk from myContinue reading “Benji Bye Bye”

Dog Days of Summer

1st shots in first 5 slide shows taken on May 4, 2022, 2nd shots on May 26, 2022, 3rd shots taken on June 16, 2022, 4th shots taken on July 14, 2022 and 5th shots taken on August 10, 2022. All other photos taken on August 10, 2022. The title phrase is a reference toContinue reading “Dog Days of Summer”

Dawning on Us

All photos taken on May 20, 2022. One last chance to take in the morning scene. How lucky were we? Coffee made and in hand, I head out to enjoy one last look. We had enjoyed our stay in the Salty Dog in Port Renfrew. View from our deck Another hiker heads across Port SanContinue reading “Dawning on Us”

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