Sunday, 30 September 2018

Brad's Bday, Campground update & Saturday Market

We wanted to get to the Saturday Market (crazy busy, btw) to see what was available and also to scout some local vendors for items which campers may 'forget' and would appreciate having handy... There were a few we came across, Island Soap being but one example. They make 'sample' sizes which would be ideal for a camper who forgot soap, body wash, shampoo, etc. I spoke to them and they are interested in making an arrangement so that's great.

We went to the beach in the afternoon (before the rain started). Not a huge beach but dog friendly and very nice. Great views of sailboats and of course, Galiano Island. No we haven't been to any of the other islands yet, it's coming.

The Beach just down the road from us.

Tree House Cafe. You can clearly see why. 

Chili Prawns (appetizer)

The tree in the middle

Tree House Cheese Burger with side of Caesar Salad (fries not an option)

Tree House Deluxe Burger with Caesar Salad

Live Music in the early evenings

Such a cute restaurant, we love it.

Came home to a fire in the pit, birthday cake and a stiff drink (or 2)

Doesn't look a day over 54 does he?! :D

Campground update:
Okay so the couple who were hired to be the current Manager's relief hosts (and ours once we take over Jan 1st), decided not to come after all (they were expected yesterday). Fortunately, Brenda & Phil were planning to winter with us here so after discussion with the owner, we contacted them to see if they would be interested in being our relief hosts. Thankfully, they loved the idea.

Not sure if I've introduced Brenda & Phil to you guys yet.. hmmm. Anyway, they had a site booked here for the winter beginning Nov 1st and now they may well be staying on with us indefinitely. Yay!
They were the Manager's of the campground at Sibbald (sure I've mentioned Sibbald...) and we were their relief hosts... my how things change hey Brenda? (she reads the blog)... we all hit it off right away and honestly without them I know for a fact our experience at Bow Valley would have been completely different. So we are all looking forward to their arrival at the end of October.

Everything here seems to be well and we will begin as relief hosts for the current Manager's tomorrow as they have not had a day off for something akin to a year! Crazy, right?! We offered when we first arrived but they were happy to wait until their relief arrived, so... 

Onward and Upward my friends, onward and upward.


  1. Happy Birthday Brad. I thought that you might change your mind but now see you are serious about not going south this winter.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your new Home Base.

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes R&K, yes unfortunately we were serious. Anyway it seems we've found a great spot and we are big believers that everything happens for a reason, so... Really enjoy your blog, thanks for following us too.

  2. Happy Birthday Brad. What's the name of the campground? Starting planning for our move next year.

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes Judith. Our campground is MowhinnaCreekCampground dot com. Would love to see you, something to look forward to, Yay! We'll buy the Buzzy's :D Whats the move all about?

    2. We're selling our house and hitting the road next May :)

    3. Amazing! Congratulations, that's fantastic! Well for absolutely sure you have to stop here, we are a must LOL. So incredibly excited for you. I would love to learn more, where is your house for example and/or if you have any questions you can reach us directly at theroguelesstravelled at gmail dot com.

  3. Happy Birthday Brad looks like a fun day, enjoy your winter there.

    1. Thank you George, we shall be living vicariously through your sunny travels once again. No pressure ;)

  4. Happy Birthday, Brad! (I wished him hb on fb but not sure if he saw it)


    1. Thanks lw, he did not see it. Doesn't do FB very often...


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