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Homeward

All photos taken May 25, 2022. Our hotel stay included breakfast. We are still not comfortable sitting in indoor dining areas, so I popped down to see what was on offer, before the breakfast opened. One other guest was pouring coffee and he had a mask on. Looks like the right vibe to me. MostContinue reading “Homeward”

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Vancouver to Clearwater

All photos taken on May 24, 2022.‘ Given our experiences on previous trips along this route, we looked for a different place to split the trip and settled on Clearwater, about 1 hour 20 minutes past our usual Kamloops stop. This changed the driving time for day two to just over 7 hours. To continueContinue reading “Vancouver to Clearwater”

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 worried about not finding a spot on the ferry. One hour before sailingContinue reading “Back to the Mainland”

Communication and Communing

All photos taken on May 23, 2022. A quick early run to drop B at the ferry and we got set to spend our final day in Victoria with Fada. As we had the tech with us, we offered Fada the chance to Skype with a few relatives and the connections were made. To continueContinue reading “Communication and Communing”

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. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively,Continue 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. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, clickContinue 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 Grampa lobbied us to take him to his favourite Italian restaurant instead. WeContinue 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”