Monthly Archives: June 2019

Life in the Slow Lane

Life here in Courtenay is a pleasure.  The birds sing, the breeze in the trees is peaceful, the tide comes and goes, along with the herons and eagles, we walk the Riverwalk which starts only a few feet from our … Continue reading

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A Few Artworks

Yes, we have been sketching and painting up here on Vancouver Island as a few of you have asked. Here are pics of some of my efforts.     I have some other sketches done while walking and have other … Continue reading

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Nymph Falls

We’ve been walking every day, doing some painting, and playing some music. I played once more on Sunday evening at Roy’s Towne Pub. What a great group of musicians! The open mike is hosted by Judy and Bruce Wing, an … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Provincial Park

Today we returned to another favorite spot, Miracle Beach Provincial Park. While this park does not offer lengthy trails, it has an awesome beach (at low tide) that attracts Canadian sunbathers. When we arrived the beach was crowded with families … Continue reading

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Strathcona Provincial Park

Today we visited Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Provincial Park. The flowers are just beginning to bloom as the remnants of the winter snowfall were still in evidence. The fairest flower in the meadow always seemed to be nearby! She even … Continue reading

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Open Mike Jamming With New Friends

Tonight we went out for dinner and music to Roy’s Towne Pub in Royston, about 4 miles from our house. The dinner was pakoras, chowder (for Jean), and a grilled salmon sandwich (for Paul). The music was provided by 14 … Continue reading

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Woods and Wineries

There are several wonderful places to hike in the area. One of our favorites is Seal Bay Regional Nature Park. It is a gem of solitude with tall trees, birds everywhere, sun dappled trails, and especially quiet. And, of course, … Continue reading

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Morning in Courtenay

This trail is a lovely piece of wilderness within the town. About 200 yards from our front door we encounter Millard Creek. Salmon run here in the fall. The sky begins to lighten at 4 AM. Here is a quick … Continue reading

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Morning Walks

Here are some photos from our morning walks along the Courtenay Millard Nature Trail and Riverway Heritage Walk. What a great way to greet the day!

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