I’ve been slacking off, feels like a long while since I’ve added to Bailey’s blog but here I go again summarizing the end of October.
Oct 22 – Today’s trip… Chemainus town of Murals, sadly it was pouring so didn’t take many photos.
10/23 – Kelowna last year, Ladysmith this year
Sun is a peeking!
10/25: Our drive to Victoria, actually Langford, to celebrate Megan’s birthday, Yep, rain, rain, rain.
Present opening time!
Kyle’s not a fan of hot sauce, we gifted Megan with 2 hot sauces. Allan’s favourite from Freddies in Kelowna and Mum’s. Mum’s has 3 flavours: Timid Hot, Sorta Hot, Darn Hot. It was the Timid for Kyle. We had them open at the same time…
The Rage card game is a hit!
Who looks happier with the ear muffs? These heat up using a USB.
Kyle & Megan bought Allan a funky wallet a while back. Somehow, in one of their clean ups they put it away and didn’t find it again till now. Gifts for all on Megan’s birthday LOL Allan getting a tutorial.
We were going to go to Megan’s favourite Italian restaurant in Victoria but it was pouring so hard we ordered in. Indian, delicious! We had a super fun visit, even let Megan win at cards.
October 26 – back in the park we take a walk. The stairs that were able to be used prior to us leaving are now under water.
The creek is not happy
When I posted on my FB page Susan, an informed friend taught us…“Amanita Muscaria! AKA Fly Agaric. The reindeers search for them near pine trees and eat them for an experience. It is said that’s how Santa’s reindeer fly. Notice they’re red with white, just like Santa! They are very potent.”
We found this mega leaf!
The next day, 10/27 the water receded
Missed checking on the 28th, this is what we found on the 29th. A salmon, we wanted to see them, forgot to add we want to see them alive. Wonde how he got there.
October 29, finally a break in the weather. We have our friends, Debbie & Donny along with Lucy, the pup, for a fire and visit.
They are as equally, unimpressed with the weather ie RAIN here.
Oct 30th – mostly cloudy but a bit of sun. We’ll take it.
Back at the creek stairs, what happened to the salmon??? Gone!
10/15: Our drive to Kyle & Megan’s. This photo is a good recap of the drive, rainy and trafficy
So wonderful to see Kyle again. Wonder what shenanigans they are cooking up.
The day view, the night view
The cheers view!
10/16: This is a very hilly area, our walk mostly down brings up to a road, look up – there’s their home. 2nd photo with Allan’s big zoom. Took us 1/2 hour to get here walk back all uphill. Perhaps we should call for a pick up.
10/17: It’s turkey day!
Out it comes!
The left overs! Can’t wait for turkey sandwiches tomorrow
Today we move to our Winter resort in Ladysmith about 1-1/4h from Kyle & Megan’s. I feel like this will be the winter of Euchre and hot tubbing!
Although we were warned we likely will not be able to get into our site till 2, Carol, the admin, said we could wait in a queue. We decide it doesn’t much matter where we wait so we leave Surfside at 1040. Stop for our last diesel fill at a station. It’s a little tight so we didn’t hook Bob up. I’ll drive him. Race you, Allan!!
There are no, easy access, diesel stations we’ve found near our destination. Bailey doesn’t have snow tires and they are mandatory. All not in our favour as we use diesel for heat and shower water. We have a plan! We will buy 2 fuel cans and add to Bailey’s tank once a week-ish.
We arrive at 1151, yahoo!! First in line.
Our welcoming committee!!
We thought, most would have left yesterday after the long weekend. Allan goes in, sure enough our site is ready; site 51 🙂
Mostly set up! Davy and the carpet will come out if the rain ever stops!
Our firewood arrives! 2 recycle boxes of wood – $10 each
We said we’d embrase the rain, off we go for a stroll around the park. It’s a little fishing hole, catch and release
Trail to the creek
A walking trail, will explore this one another day
Hummmm, when’s salmon spawning? Wish they’d date this flyers
Crepini egg wrap, topped with mashed cauliflower, breakfast sausage, eggs & cheese. Keto friendly, delicious and likely never to be had again!!
Outing #1 – Our friend, Mags, suggested we visit a mural in Parksdale. She sent us the link, Canada 150 Mosiac Communities in each province and territory across Canada will create sections of the overall mural that will connect Canada through art. Every participating city or town will create a section of the mural made up of 400-750 individual tiles that symbolizes their community. Full story click here We tried and failed to find it yesterday. I emailed both the town and the Canada 150 folks. Phil, from Canada Mosiac quickly responded the mural was in City Hall.
Here it is! A true work of art and community
Proof we did find it, this time 🙂
Next we walk to Mount Arrowhead Brewing Co. Sadly, no amber beer but we are good sports and have a their Arrowhead Blonde, not our favourite but OK on a sunny day.
Next up! A walk to the boardwalk we can see from Bailey. Surprised we haven’t been yet but it has been pretty windy.
Back in the park we see our local deer
The road behind Bailey, ducks like the pond.
Then the sunset. Not spectacular but OK, The street light lines the boardwalk we walked earlier.