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Mar 4, 2016 - Coombs Country Market Goats

We had a fun day driving down the coast to visit Coombs Old Country Market. Coombs Old Country Market is located near Parksville and has a huge variety of unique shops to browse and many tasty dining choices. We also got to see the famous ‘Goats on the Roof’ who dine on the grass covered roof of the market. Inside, we saw a plethora of international imported food items, an extensive deli, fresh baked goods and desserts. We bought one of the famous Nanaimo Bars and split it when we got home. We were too full to eat after having the local...

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Dec 7, 2009 - Seeking Refuge!

Today we visited two different refuges. The first was the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. Located in Errington the refuge began in 1984 when Robin Campbell, founder, discovered a Great Horned Owl entangled in a neighbours fence, on Christmas Day, its wing mangled and in need of emergency care. This was the first of many and the refuge developed over subsequent years on an eight acre parcel of land in Errington. Today we visited two different refuges. The first was the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. Located in Errington the...

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Sep 21, 2009 - All that Jazz

So we took a southward journey to Lasqueti Island and spent a couple of days in very windy and rainy conditions while waiting to move on. In the interim we took a trip to shore to stretch our legs and get a little exercise. We found an island with lots of beauty but very remote. We walked about 4 miles and found only a handful of houses, most near a fresh water lake, and saw only 2 people. Unfortunately, we didn’t realize what a mosquito problem the lake would be and left the hatches open a little too long in the early evening and was...

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Jun 8, 2007 - The Sunshine Coast and beyond

Greetings from British Columbia! I know it's been a while, but we have been vegging out on the Sunshine Coast. For those unfamiliar with the geography, the Sunshine Coast is a peninsula that can only be reached by ferry from Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver). Once on the Coast, you drive thru Gibsons (Beachcombers/Molly's Reach fame), Sechelt, Pender Harbour and almost to the northernmost tip (Earl's Cove) in order to get to the new house that my brother George and Pia are building. I have included photo's to give you a sense of what its...

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