We had a fun day of shopping and walking in Nanaimo today. We walked along the awesome harbor walkway and watched all the birds, we had lunch at the Lighthouse Bistro. Our table had a perfect view of the snow-capped mountains and the seaplanes taking off and returning. The plane terminal is in the other half of the building used for the restaurant. The restaurant is sitting on pilings lifted above the water. We had delicious clam chowder and salads along with incredible views.
After lunch, we shopped in the unique gift shops with all sorts of sea items. We could see the starfish in the water, all the gift shops had some type of starfish for sale. We saw signs showing where you can buy fresh fish and crabs. There is also a crabbing and fishing pier at the other end of the walk, it is famous for a local seal named “Lucy”, she has realized the fishermen throw away some very tasty bits in the water. We will be going to the pier and looking for Lucy later.
Spring trees are blooming all over town, I am adding a few of them and pictures from the harbor walk and hope you enjoy.
Happy Easter to everyone tomorrow! Check back later for more from Nanaimo.