Category Archives: Vancouver Island

Miracle Beach Again

Yesterday we returned to Miracle Beach. What a beautiful combination of beach… …and forest. We stopped for lunch at Salmon Point Resort. The restaurant was an unexpected delight. We both had salmon burgers – 5 oz. filets of fresh salmon … Continue reading

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Return to Strathcona

Yesterday we returned to Strathcona Provincial Park. We also returned to Paradise Meadows, but to hike some different trails than last time. This time we hiked to Battleship Lake via one side of the meadows and returned via the other … Continue reading

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My Recent Work

While we do walk every day, I still have time to practice ukulele and paint or draw. I’ve been working on some new songs in a book given to me by our friend, Janet. She found 40 Hits of Our … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach

Today we returned to Miracle Beach Provincial Park. We asked the young woman at the information center how it got that name, but she didn’t know. Some online research revealed that it was named because a small stand of old … Continue reading

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Light in the Forest

Today we returned to Seal Bay Nature Park. It was sunny and threatening to get to 80F! There are a few choices of trails. We chose to stay in the woods where the sunshine came through the canopy, creating light … Continue reading

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Oh Canada!

We have had a busy few days since my last post. Sunday was Canada Day with lots of activities here and a return of sunshine. There was a battle of the bands, food trucks, and fun for kids at the … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Optimism

Today we lounged around to let the morning showers abate. After a quick lunch we headed north to Miracle Beach. The windshield wipers beat a rhythm and it did not look like a great day for the beach. However, we … Continue reading

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An Outing

Yesterday we met friend and fellow artist, Brian, for lunch and a visit to the place he is staying. Brian, who introduced us to this area, has been coming to the Comox Valley for decades. He stays with a friend … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Painting and Reading

Yesterday it rained for 10 consecutive hours. No walking all day. We stayed inside reading, drawing, and painting. Here’s a painting I did. It’s a composite of the pier posts in our backyard and the view across the bay. Those … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day for Art

After a dark, cloudy and rainy day yesterday we awoke to sunshine and a return to warm temps. Our first stop of the day was at the local farmers market to get some fresh vegetables and check out the scene. … Continue reading

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