Wednesday, 2 January 2019

A New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!

We've made it. We are the new Managers of Mowhinna Creek Campground. Didn't think we'd make it this far but here we are, finally in our new spot - The Manager's Spot.

For those just joining us, we got bored this summer whilst sitting in our tin can in the middle of Saskatchewan in +35C temperatures. We had gone to SK because that is where we are from and where our family still are. Unfortunately, the kids are all working, the grandkids are all in school or daycare and so we were left with nothing to do, so we decided to look into Workamping - the art of working to earn a free camping spot - essentially (and sometimes wages as well).

We spent a few months July - October workamping in Alberta and then applied for and were given  this position on Salt Spring Island so we headed here once we finished in Alberta. We have now become residents of British Columbia and we love it here on Salt Spring having made so many friends on this island already. Worse case scenario, if this job doesn't pan out for some reason we will just move to Vancouver Island where I have already scouted a new campground (from a time when it didn't look like we'd be staying here)... the best part of RV Life is the ability to simply move should the need/desire arise..

Here we are all tucked in.

Quite a bit of room back here.

The workshop

I'm planning to make this add on at the back of the office into an indoor seating area, plenty of work to do in there. Then we can have people over as our little rig is just too small to comfortably entertain in the rain.

Our (read my) nice clean workshop - well mostly clean anyway... Wait, whats he doing in there?! I'll be going over it again but for now everything has a bucket - screw bucket, plumbing bucket, washer bucket, bolt bucket, etc. 
P.S. any container is a bucket to me.

Inside our soon to be outdoor livingroom, the front section is for gardening but the back will be the livingroom once I take those shelves out of there... anyone need an old door? LOL

Recently I've been having a thing about Narrow boats, ie Canal boats... (longtime readers will be rolling their eyes here). I'd love to (and we're English, so we could) buy a Narrow boat and cruise the Canals in the UK... Brad won't hear of it - of course... we'll see. LOL

I've been watching video's on YouTube by CruisingTheCut, quite a funny guy (English humour) and informative. His videos are roughly 5 min long so its easy to catch one here and there without tying me up for 20 min at a time. As always, when I start following someone on YouTube I am watching from the beginning, I am currently at episode 36 but have paused to write this blog post and no doubt His Lordship will expect his dinner before I begin watching again.

Because of YouTube copyright yadayada, he is drawing a diagram of his anticipated route... not to scale but hilarious if your familiar with the country.

It is raining at the moment and expected to rain all day tomorrow (15-20mm, at roughly 30mm/inch you can do the math... at least that's what I do since I don't do metric but I know its roughly 3cm to an inch, and 10 mm to 1 cm, so...) about 2/3 of an inch or in layman's terms - a lot. Haha.

Hoping this year will be better than last year, although in fairness to 2018 our day to day was pretty good but the overall life stuff sucked. We just have to put it out of our minds and carry on.

When we first saw our new site, I know I wondered if we'd made a mistake selling the Ranch but once it was cleaned up, I think it looks pretty good.

Besides, friends we made at the Ranch are also mobile so they can always come to us, seems only fair since we went there so they could meet us in the first place. Right Karen?! :D


  1. Glad you are installed safe and sound. Have you bought that washer/dryer yet. lol Hope to get together sometime this month. :)

    1. I've ordered the washer/spin dryer and the cloth covered hanging rack dryer gizmo from Amazon. Dryer due Monday, no ETA on the washer yet... You know your welcome anytime, its just a little cramped is all.

  2. Nice spot. I love the little cabin, perfect living room. Good luck with everything. See you next fall. Cheers, Judi

    1. Looking forward to it Judith! Book as early as possible though as we're filling up for Aug already.... no explanation for that, seems odd to me....but there you have it.

    2. Yikes, okay. Our rig is 37', will it fit on the ferry and in your park?

    3. Oh yes, No problem but there are limited sites that are large enough so the sooner you book the better. When your ready you could email me privately through the email on the campground website.

    4. Okay, will do. We're just booking all the May to September stuff in Quebec and the Maritimes.


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