Back to the Mainland

All photos taken on May 24, 2022. Breakfasted early, goodbyes said, we were quickly on route from Saanich to Swartz Bay to catch the 9:00 AM ferry. Even though it was the first day after the long holiday weekend, we need not have worried about not finding a spot on the ferry. One hour beforeContinue reading “Back to the Mainland”

Fada Time

All photos taken on May 22, 2022. Yesterday had been a tiring day, so we thought it best to stay close to home. Grampa, or as Patty and I call him, Fada (an Irish acute accent like “É “used on long vowels in Irish Gaelic) needed a break. We thought that name fit, when weContinue reading “Fada Time”

Beaver Lake

All photos taken on May 21, 2022. Not ready to let this beautiful day go just yet, we stopped into Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park for a look-see. Every time we have come to the island by ferry or air, we have passed this lake and wondered…What is it like? Surprisingly, not even Grampa who hasContinue reading “Beaver Lake”

Surf

All photos taken May 21, 2022. From Michell’s it was a short drive through the hilly countryside to Island View Beach Regional Park. We had never been here before and neither had Grampa. While the paths were gravel, they were relatively flat and suitable for wheelchair access. The 51-hectare (126 acre) park is located onContinue reading “Surf”

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”

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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