We had fun spending our last Island weekend with Kyle & Megan. Dice, cards, delicious steak and Caesar salad, and fun, fun fun.
Sunday, May 1st we watched an Indy Race. An exciting race but POOP, Allan’s driver finished ahead of mine.
Monday, May 2nd our last trip to Nanaimo. Like so many others days, this one starts off with pouring rain. I’ll not miss the rain and gloomy days but will miss the many great places we visited and friends we made in the park.
We take ourselves to, of course, the waterfront. We love it there. We drive by the Petroglyph Park, stopping hadn’t work out – this time we stop.
Took all of about 8 minutes to see it, but we did.
Off to the habour front… From the highway we see a cruise ship. We haven’t heard anything about one arriving yet here it is. We walk towards the ship, no extra people – where is everyone??
Meet the “Silver Muse” Read about it here Now we know about where the people are.
A harbour front visit must include a visit to the W.E. Ricker. These are the photos of our first viewing of the Decommissioning of the Canadian Coast Guard offshore fisheries research vessel CCGS W.E Ricker, and today the last we will see.
Will share the entire series of photos on a new post. Stay tuned….
Yet another water plane off to Vancouver, 20 minutes and you are there! We should have done that for a few day getaway. Next visit.
What’s a walk, without a reward? Non-existent… Spot Silver Muse in the background?
For at least a month, a nearby gas station, had a large felled tree, we since have learned it 260 years old being carved. We’ve never saw the carving in progress, stopped to day to see it. Simply WOW!!
Well silly me! I had this done then didn’t publish. A little late but it was fun for me to relive the end of January 🙂 February & March’s adventures are posted on my FB page so if you aren’t already a friend send me a FB request.
Jan 16th – Fun trail, we didn’t get lost for a change…
Jan 28th – Woohoo Allan WON!! Worth the Nanaimo Frosty Stepping Challenge. Much fun, and we go to parks we would not have gone to. 12 locations (all Parks within Nanaimo), 12 clues for the location. Once there had to find a QR code which gives you a word. Once you have all 12 words, unscramble them to find the correct phrase. My guess was “PARKS RECREATION AND CULTURE LAUNCH ACTIVATE 2022 WITH OUR PARTY ON JAN 1ST” we were then placed in a draw and Allan won. Woohoo. Allan is with Deborah Beck with Nanaimo Parks Recreation and Culture.
We made it to 2022. It’s not looking like it will be much better than 2021, covid wise. Let’s all hope for the best.
Poor Bailey, poor us for having to navigate the stairs! I’m concerned about chipping away as it may break something in the steps.
We are kicking around various BC destinations for when we leave here, no solid plans yet. It is always an adventure.
For now, let’s just plan today! Allan comes up with a visit to a museum Debbie told us about; Hand of Man Museum. We are not huge museum people but this one sounded interesting, and it’s open 365 days.
How can one person accumulate so much stuff!
While roaming we encountered the founder Jim Shockey. Quite the guy, he spoke of how having such a museum had been his dream since he was 10 but realized it was out of his grasp as they were poor and lived in a trailer park. This is proof, again, never give up on your dreams.
We had no idea who this is. Turns out he is “a Canadian outdoor writer, a professional big game outfitter and television producer and host for many hunting shows.Born: December 20, 1957″. He is pretty interesting.
It was a fun visit and may require a return visit.
For certain, if you are in the area this is a must see!