So I feel like every week I start off saying something along the lines of how I have been busy and un-able to blog. Sometimes it is because I do not have much to say, sometimes It is because I spend my work-day on the computer and I do not want to turn my laptop on at home.
And yes… you can tell it is bad that I have begun to ignore my farm.
I thought this week I would let pictures do most of the talking about what I have been upto:
Last Friday/Saturday I headed down to Duncan to visit my friends Ashley and Jun, and their little girl Isobel. Ashley and I had a lovely dinner on Friday at Bistro 161, complete with baked brie and white wine! The food was absolutely delicious, I highly recomend it. The restaurant has a very cozy, home-like atomosphere, we really enjoyed sitting by the fire.
Oh yes, the picture. Izzy decided to show me her Korean book about poo, complete with stickers. I have never seen anything like it.
On Sunday I headed out with my parents to do a bit of Geocaching in our area. We started off on the highway side of Nanoose where we discovered this dam and pond off of the end of Shooting Star Place. I had absolutely no idea this area was here!
This is the continuation of the waterfall as the mountain drops gradually down 400 meters towards the ocean and goes down by the rest stop in Nanoose Bay
Have you ever been to the rest stop in Nanoose Bay? Next time you are there walk up to the top of the hill, you will see the creek continuing it’s way down the mountain to the ocean.
Did you know the site where the rest stop is used to be known as Red Gap, and there used to be a lumber mill there?
Our Geocaching adventures also took us to Sebastion Beach in Lantzville. (off of Sebastion Road) We were fortunate that there were sea lions feeding just off the beach, it was very neat to watch them swim around and hunt.
On Monday, after some weird weather including snow and hail, I went for another walk at Buttertubs Marsh before yoga. I love seeing all the ducks there, I cannot wait until spring! (Spring means baby ducks!)
We got up to Campbell River a bit early, so we went for a walk on the Discovery Pier. I could not get over how fast the current runs through the channel between Campbell River and Quadra Island, apparently it can get upto 15 knots!
Inside the Maritime Heritage Centre is the BCP45 which is a national historic site. This ship is the only known example of a wooden steiner, a ship that was commonly used in west coast fisheries in the 20th century. This ship was also on the Canada five dollar bill from 1972 to 1986.
Going to conferences and workshops give me a reminder of why I got into the tourism/hospitality industry. I love promoting Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. (Plus it makes me feel like I have an actual grown up job)
On our way home there was an RCMP helicopter patroling the highway. You can see he was not flying much higher than the trees. I felt like we were in an action movie… but no gunfire.
I capped the weekend off with a surprise bretzel from Michael at Twisted Mister’s Soft Bretzels. I really enjoyed my cheese and dill bretzel. I cannot say enough good things about their bretzels… so so yummy.
Hoping for a quiet weekend at home hoping to recharge my batteries as sleep has not been my friend of late and I am just feeling generally icky.
Only down about half a pound this week, but I did eat out quite a bit, and not exercise much. need to find my motivation again.