The Storm Is Passing

It’s been a snowy few days here in Sook. I don’t mind it. We had snowball fights, we walked, we drove when we had to (thank you Subaru.) It’s been nice seeing people help each other, watching businesses take care of their staff by sending them home early… things like that are good. It reminds […]

Family Is Good

  Neil is Joel’s cousin. Seventeen months ago, he and his amazing wife, Etsuko had a new addition to their family. She’s our Goddaughter and her name is Neko. She is an inquisitive, independent, hilarious, amazing little creature and it was an absolute joy to meet her. Neko will always have a place with us […]

Mussel Beach Is Beautiful

Joel’s cousin was here to visit with his lovely family and we took them to Mussel Beach Wilderness Campground. It’s absolutely amazing there. It’s probably the most beautiful setting for camping that I’ve ever encountered. It poured rain and we still loved it. We fell asleep to the sounds of the rain on our tents, […]

The Afternoon || Piper’s Lagoon

I think we saw every kind of weather today. We woke up to big, fluffy, white snowflakes.  The rain started shortly afterwards. By the time Joel and I went out to go to the ocean there was a lot of cool mist and then we could see a huge fog bank rolling in. It’s one […]

Blue On The Water || Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo

  The water is so still in this marsh. I guess that’s probably true of all marshes. I haven’t been to that many. My husband has done a lot of work in the field over the years so he’s slogged his way through a lot of them.  We can’t take our kayaks out on the […]