Big Fir Hike

Peter and I have always enjoyed hiking and exploring areas around us here on the Coast. So this has been something we've definitely wanted to continue now that we have a baby. Some lovely friends gifted us this sweet Deuter child backpack (the Kid Comfort III, if you're interested). Now that Pearl's six months and… Continue reading Big Fir Hike

Things That Happened Without the Internet

We moved! And it turned out that our new house had never had internet hooked up before. So we waited two weeks. They sent a guy. He needed a truck. We waited a week. Another guy showed up. And twenty days later we have internet. Yet just as it did in the nineties, life exists… Continue reading Things That Happened Without the Internet

Powell River Getaway

This weekend, Peter and I took off for a couple of days to the furthest reaches of the Sunshine Coast - Powell River! Peter had been before but I never had so it seemed an appropriate getaway for the weekend before my birthday. Waiting at the Earls Cove ferry terminal. We had better luck with… Continue reading Powell River Getaway

Hike at Francis Point

A year ago, I was swimming in this river: But summer locally is not too shabby either: This past weekend, Peter and I explored an area neither of us had previously been to. Francis Point has been a Provincial Park since 2001. A trail takes you along the water and through the trees. Walking through… Continue reading Hike at Francis Point

Thankful

After taking my camera everywhere for a month, packing it with me on trains, subways, mountain trails, and through museums, I guess I needed a break. September 2013 will remain without much photographic evidence in our household. That's okay. Sometimes it's nice to just look at things and remember them that way. This weekend though,… Continue reading Thankful

E.R. – Embarassed Reflections on an Emergency Room Visit

Yesterday was one of those days. You know what I mean, right? Things just...don't go right. The autumn rains of the Pacific Coast have most definitely arrived. Gumboots, rain jackets, umbrellas. As well as flashlights and candles kept close at hand, due to high winds and our somewhat-remote location. The rain poured down, the lights… Continue reading E.R. – Embarassed Reflections on an Emergency Room Visit

Summer’s Still Here

Summertime on the Sunshine Coast is an especially wonderful time. The days are long and bright, the water is warm(er) but always refreshing, and there is always something to do outside. From kayaking and mountain biking to sitting on your own or someone else's deck and drinking a cold beer. I honestly feel a little… Continue reading Summer’s Still Here

A Walk at Low Tide

Another sign of spring around here? Low tide. And I mean looowww tide. A tide so low I could practically walk to the general store from our house (which is located across the bay from us). It gives us a much larger front yard to explore. And underwater treasures to be discovered... The rocky island… Continue reading A Walk at Low Tide

Smuggler Cove Hike

Smuggler Cove is a short hike through a provincial park, about ten minutes away from us. Peter and I hiked through the park about two years ago and went back again on Saturday to enjoy a gorgeous day of sunshine. The path starts out rough but groomed with boardwalks taking you across the marshy sections.… Continue reading Smuggler Cove Hike

Signs of Spring

And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the Heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the Heavens to give light upon the Earth." And it was so.… Continue reading Signs of Spring