Tag Archives: Recreation

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Another day, another scenic hike. This took us to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, just a few miles south of the Little Qualicum River we visited the other day. In addition to the falls, the trail meanders through an old … Continue reading

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Little Qualicum River

One day we took a trip over to Little Qualicum River Falls Provincial Park. Each time we come to this place we discover new things to see. The trees change, the light comes from different angles, new plants surprise us, … 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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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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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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The Sun Does Shine in Calfornia

We spent two days traveling down Big Sur to Arroyo Grande. It was foggy, misty, and dangerous driving most of the way. However we had a beautiful evening on Jean’s birthday. Our campsite was in a state park with a … Continue reading

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Living In Confined Quarters

Rain and cool temps means spending more time in Picasso. Two of us and all of our gear (some of you know we don’t travel light) make for crowded living quarters. Jean’s current mantra is “a place for everything and … Continue reading

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A Very Wet Day

We awoke in Eugene this morning to a steady rain/downpour. After 40 minutes outside taking down our trailer hookup I was soaked to the skin. My Seattle rain jacket gave up after about 30 minutes. I told Jean that this … Continue reading

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In Oregon

This evening we’re set up at Premier RV Resort in Eugene Oregon. It’s not our usual rustic camping. We have electricity, water, sewer, wi-fi, cable TV, an exercise room, a rec room, a free morning newspaper, and a continental breakfast. … Continue reading

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We have lift off!

We finally pulled out today and are on the road to warmer climes. As the French Canadian fur traders used to do when leaving on a long trip, we only went a short distance today to pack up and get … Continue reading

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