Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Photos from the Snowpocalypse!!

Here are photos Sean and I took on November 28, 2006 - the day AFTER the big storm.

These are the ones Sean snapped on his way home from work:

The road home, after a very early morning at the radio station.

The driveway.

Trapped on the wrong side of the tree! It didn't fall as he was driving up to it, so he was in no danger. It just delayed his arrival with groceries *g*.

Home at last, after cutting the tree enough to move it so he could squeeze by:

A few minutes later we set out to help Sean's dad finish clearing the tree and to get the mail from our PO box. I took my camera along.

Clearing the tree.

The road to the highway.

Snowy village.

The road home.

View out the back of the truck.

After clearing the car and doing other assorted chores, Sean and I went for a walk with the dog. Here she is, romping along through the snow on one of the logging roads - can you believe she'll be 13 in less than a week?

And finally, a shot of the clouds just before sunset.

Hope you enjoyed this little photo essay :-)


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Our camping trip to Lund, Sep 8-11, 2006


We left after Sean finished his final newscast for the day. Not without incident, may I add. Something went wonky with the fridge and it drained the truck’s battery. Fortunately I had our car at the station, so we boosted the truck and were on the road by 6:50 – in plenty of time to make the 8:20 ferry out of Earl’s Cove.

The sun was starting to set over Davis Bay as we drove north – from this pier, people jump into the water on January 1st for the annual Polar Bear Swim.

By 8:00 pm we were parked in the lot at Earl’s Cove, waiting for the ferry to arrive – not that it was a difficult wait with such beautiful scenery:

We did stretch our legs and wander over to see the sign telling us what we could expect to see at the other end of the crossing:

By 8:40 we were on our way (the ferry was a little late) and unloaded at Saltery Bay at 9:30, heading north towards Lund, about an hour away. Despite driving rain past Powell River, we arrived safely at Sunlund by 10:30 pm and went to bed after dessert and a wee drink.


I was busy with my camera on Saturday morning. Place your mouse pointer over each pic to see the pop-up title or click on it for a larger version:

We headed to the famous Nancy’s Bakery for breakfast, then posed for some pics in the harbour:

By 10:30 we were ready for our trip over the Savary Island. Here I am waiting for the water taxi to take us there:

Savary is a small island, only 7.5 km long by about 2 kms wide. Again, place your mouse pointer on each pic for info:

This old air strip was used for just over 20 years, from the late 70s to the late 90s. Sean remembers flying a kite there with a friend of his when they were staying on the island as kids:

We cycled the island tip to tip, lunching at the northern end, known as Indian Point, from where can see the entry to Desolation Sound:

Sean thought this row of jellyfish was cool:

By 2:45 or so we were back at the government wharf, so we parked our bikes and walked along to the southern tip of the island, Mace Point:

Here you can see just how far we went – in the distance is Indian Point:

The taxi came back over just past 4:00pm – here it is arriving:

Though it had clouded over for a while, it was sunny when we arrived back in Lund:

This old waterwheel now houses an information booth – cool, huh?

As you can see, we had our section of the campground pretty much to ourselves:

And yes, I did find a cat. The Sunlund owners have two – this one is very friendly, so of course, I had to pat it:

We dined at the Lund Hotel, looking out over the water:

The water taxi company has its own cat – here he is snuggling down for the night:

This is one of my fave pics – please DO click on this one to see the larger version:

We had a campfire, of course – mandatory for s’mores:


Sunday was a quieter day for us, spent wandering around Lund. We saw this statue, but couldn’t find out anything about it:

Breakfast was back at Nancy’s Bakery – very yummy food!

This old restaurant is up for sale – anyone interested? *g*:

We hiked in the afternoon after the drizzle stopped, going to see the Lund Community Gazebo:

where Sean couldn’t resist playing on the rope swing *g*:

And, of course, another campfire before heading to bed:


We were at the ferry terminal super early on Monday morning, having left the campground at 5:40am. At least we knew we were guaranteed to make the boat!

Being so early meant we caught the colours of the morning sunrise:

and even saw a rainbow overhead:

By 7:40am, we were underway:

Earl’s Cove in the morning light:

Wood Bay is between Pender Harbour and Sechelt – isn’t it beautiful? I had to take this photo:

And, that’s all, folks. I took more photos than this, but figured your eyes would start crossing if I posted anymore *g*. Hope you enjoyed them!!