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We started with a breakfast of Bannock, another camping tradition. There was a geocaching course in the campground so we took the time to do that. There were a series of four GPS coordinates where you had to find the …

Christy says:
Crazy weird tree! I am enjoying seeing all you have done on vacation. more
Erin @ Nourishing... says:
Wow! This looks like such a fun place! I’m loving the knocked over tree... more
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Our morning started with a RCMP officer walking around the campground. He stopped to ask if I saw anyone with a fire going the night before. We had seen on fake propane fire. He didn’t seem to have a problem …

Erin @ Nourishing... says:
Beautiful mountain veiw! I’ve heard of disc golf, but never played.... more
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We spent the morning visiting my mother, getting laundry done, having showers and of course charging our electronics. We spent the whole morning there chatting and catching up. We had had a late night the night before thanks to some …

Sylvia says:
Wow!! What an exciting trip! The area where your mother lives is absolutely... more
Christy says:
A phone tree for Orcas? That’s awesome. It really looks like s womderful... more
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Today we are moving from our campground in Sidney, outside Victoria to Pender Island. Pender Island is where my mom lives and a large part of the reason for this trip. Our ferry isn’t until the afternoon. Since it is …

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Victoria, BC and Gulf Islands – Day 4 – Royal BC Museum

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The note taking for the day started in the middle of the night. Margaret had somehow ended up out of her sleeping bag, cold and barely awake she tried to crawl into Philip’s. That woke him up and he decided …

 

Origami Dragonfly

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Model Name: Origami Dragonfly Designed by: Unknown Difficulty level: Intermediate My thoughts: We saw a number of dragonflies on our vacation and I got a good close up picture of one. I wanted to see how hard it would be …

 

Victoria, BC and Gulf Islands – Day 3 – Church and Parliament

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We started the day attending church at the Cathedral that my wife had when she had attended university. The church was built in 1889. We all enjoyed the classic Gothic architecture. I particularly liked the addition of native art especially …

 

Victoria, BC and Gulf Islands – Day 2 – Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse

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Today we went to a National Historic Site that is actually two. Fort Rodd Hill started in 1854 with three hospital huts. In 1862 the British Royal Navy made it its Pacific base. The coastal defenses started being built in …

 

Middle School and High school in BC

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I was asked about how Middle school and High school worked in BC and while I am just starting that journey with Philip here is what I have figured out so far. First there is a difference between the physical …

 

Victoria, BC and Gulf Islands – Day 1 – Travel to Victoria

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As usual day one is a travel day. We started with a 5 hour drive from Kelowna to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen. I used to live there and the name is Salish (local First Nations) for ‘Facing the Ocean’. …