Category Archives: Travel

All the places we visit, both near and far.

An Overnight to Victoria

We took an overnight trip to Victoria. Originally the plan was to meet some friends there and then they would drive back to Courtenay with us. However, when illness intervened and they could not come the plans changed. We decided … 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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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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Armstrong Redwoods

Any time we visit Sonoma County we must make a trip to Armstrong Redwoods. This magical place of giant trees, eerie moss, rushing streams and endless tranquility is a small gem in the Russian River valley. We were particularly interested … Continue reading

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Bodega Bay

One of our favorite stops on the California coast is Bodega Bay. Despite the rain and wind we had to visit. The winter heather colors the hillsides. There is abundant wildlife. And a variety of plant life, including a wonderful … Continue reading

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Border Wall Blues

While in California we observed how many of the people serving us were of hispanic origin, most of whom spoke Spanish to each other. They contribute to the community and pay taxes through payroll deduction. What does the prospect of … Continue reading

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Escape From the Desert

On February 10th we escaped the California desert. We left in beautiful Indio sunshine. Palm trees swayed in the breeze with blue skies and mountains in the background. Thirty miles later we left Palm Springs and the desert behind to … Continue reading

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