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May 22, 2016 - Victoria Day Potluck

We received an invitation from Brown’s Bay Resort to attend their Victoria Day Potluck. This is a special three-day holiday for them. The potluck was held at the beautiful clubhouse. It was one of the nicest potlucks we have ever attended. They had tables full of BBQ chicken with every kind of side and dessert you can think of. The chicken was provided by the campground, we all provided the sides. It was incredible! The clubhouse has a huge deck outside with all sorts of fish and mermaid carving, one even looks like bigfoot. People were...

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May 20, 2016 - mid island

Whenever a ship travels north from the Pacific coast toward Alaska, its route takes advantage of the protection provided by the inland passage, a protected area of islands along the shore. The first time we went to Alaska, we put our trailer on the Alaska ferry and fell in love with the gorgeous wild scenery so close to use on both sides that it felt like we could touch it. It took us two days to traverse this calm area. People who are afraid that they will be seasick, find this placid passage a joy. We are camped across the street from...

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May 19, 2016 - Dungeness Crabs

We visited Brown’s Bay Marina today, we booked a three-hour tour on the Coastal Taxi for Saturday. The three-hour tour reminded me of Gilligan’s Island, I hope this one does not turn out that way. We explored the awesome marina before having dinner at the Narrows Floating Restaurant. We saw a couple of seals playing in the water, I got a couple of pictures to add, nothing special, you can at least tell they are seals. We enjoyed our meal and the incredible view. The completely newly refurbished floating restaurant was purchased in 1987 as a...

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May 17, 2016 - Discovery Fishing Pier & More

We have been busy checking out the fishing places around Campbell River. We have a great spot right in the campground, it is totally equipped with a fish cleaning area, a huge net to pull them in with and more. We also drove about 20 miles to town and checked out the Discovery Pier in Campbell River. It is awesome!!! You can even buy the fishing license for a day there. I am hoping Jerry catches us some fresh salmon and cod for the freezer. Discovery Pier is Canada’s first saltwater fishing pier. It extends 150 feet from the shore, is 600...

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May 8, 2016 - Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all moms have a wonderful Mother’s Day. I am blessed with two wonderful children who shower me with love and gifts each year. We were surprised with much better Wi-Fi than expected when we arrived in Campbell River. We got a great spot right on the ocean with incredible views of the inside passage. We have been watching the ships go by. Two cruise ships passed right in front of our RV last night, they had so many lights they looked like Christmas lights floating on the water. We have not seen any whales yet, our neighbors did say...

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Apr 3, 2016 - Campbell River & Fishing

We had another “WOWSER” day exploring Vancouver Island. We finished the rest of the 19 A Scenic Drive ending up in Campbell River, BC. Campbell River is located on the west coast of British Columbia on Vancouver Island, Canada. The waterfront community is located on the shores of the Discovery Passage surrounded by islands, islets, and amazing ocean scenery. The waterfront is decorated with marinas, boats, tour companies, shops, parks, homes and pebbled beaches. From the shore one can watch sailboats, fishing vessels, cargo ships and cruise...

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Jul 20, 2014 - A few changes...

Hi Peter decided he did not like the valance covering his view in the front kitchen window. I did not like the pull down blind. I kept fighting with it every morning to get it to go up again! Very frustrating. So, we took it off and I sewed a new curtain. Got the material from IKEA in the as is section. It was a couch cover on sale for $5.00. A pretty good deal. I have enough material left over to cover the throw cushions in the living room. We had a couple of issues with this window. The wall is angled out, which makes it touch to have...

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Jul 20, 2014 - 45 years ago today!

Hello Everyone! 45 years ago today.....July 20, 1969 - Where were you when the Eagle landed? Apollo 11 landing on the moon. I (Connie) was 9 years old, at home in Burnaby, watching the landing on our black & white tv. Tonight watching the ch 9 news - all 4 of the news anchors said they were not even born yet when this happened - makes me feel VERY old! LOL - hope you enjoy the memories, Peter & Connie

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Jul 14, 2014 - Record Heat! Yeh!

Hi Friends, Another record heat record today in Campbell River. We decided to take the hottest day and open the trap to under our bathroom tub. Our tub is a bit squishy in the middle which tells us the wood underneath has shifted. Today we got under and readjusted the wood to make the tub floor sturdier. Must admit we were drenched from the exertion and heat by the time we were done. I tried to talk Peter into going for another bike ride tonight. But, he declined, happily.... I went for a 3.5 km ride by myself. However, he did not get off...

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Jul 13, 2014 - Bike rides

Settling down with our new home. Everything's unpacked. Still love the extra space! Finally got Peter to take his bike in and get the derailleur fixed. Then he came home and cleaned off some of the rust. Once it was presentable enough (according to Peter) to ride, I dragged him out for a 4.2 km ride. Had a little hill along the way that he decided to walk up. Got 1/3 of the way and he was turning back, I convinced him to keep going. It really didn't hurt him! Today I said we were going again. He was not happy! LOL. But, I found a 2.5 km...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Lots of work!

Hi Friends Today we were both off and home! A day for getting all those projects started and most completed. Peter got busy with repainting my swing frame. I started digging out the crates I hid a few weeks ago in the outside storage, in the bedroom cupboards, as well as under the bed. Got most of the a stuff organized and put away in their proper areas. A few more cupboards to organize - might be done tomorrow?..see how the day goes. Lots sent to the second hand store as well. Peter washed the truck and we got the awning rolled out. It is...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Family photos

Hi Friends, We now have 10 grand kids. Angela and Scott have Anika and Brody. Tanya and Anestis have Bailey, Thanos, Nasia, Valanti. The girls still live in Ontario and we get to see the kids via Facebook and Skype. Jon's kid as are Jared, Jeannette, Jordan. Unfortunately we have never met them. They live with their Mom and Step-Dad in the Calgary area. Erin has a daughter, Melanie. Once again we've never met her and we have not seen Erin since she was in her mid teens. We lost touch and hope one day we will find her again. Dee and Robin...

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