Friday, 27 December 2019

Xmas wrap up

On Tuesday, Dad and I went walking around to check out the resort.

My Daddy

Nice park area

Canoe rentals

Mirror like Cusheon Lake

So peaceful

Xmas day we went for a walk at Duck Creek Trail, its so incredibly beautiful along the creek

Fallen trees, likely from the storm

Dad took pics every few feet

More pics

A different angle but this is what he was taking a pic of in the pic above

Moss blanketed trees

Someone or multiple people decorated this tree for Xmas

After the rains, a fast moving creek

The field with a bench to rest

Christmas day we stayed at the cabin. Turkey, ham and potatoes on the menu. Unfortunately, the turkey did not cook properly in this oven and in the end, and with much debate, we decided not to eat it. Better safe than sorry. The ham and potatoes were delicious though and Xmas was saved. No one went hungry, there was still plenty to eat.

Doing the washing up after the feast

Brad playing silly buggers took a bunch of pics while we did the dishes

Boxing day... decided to take Dad off-island to Lake Cowichan. Were originally going to go to Butchart Gardens but both my men have trouble walking distances, so in the end chose to do lunch in Lake Cowichan.... Ray & Deb took us here about a year ago.

Lake Cowichan back in the day

The full lake - its a biggie

It was a fun little trip and a nice change of scenery, we drove around the area checking it all out. We stopped at Walmart on the way back, as Dad needed something and that was the most obvious place to be open, filled up our gas (5cents cheaper than on SSI and we were there anyway) and washed the car. 

Off to the ferry where we promptly joined a ridiculously long line of traffic waiting... we were the 5th car that didn't make it... if only Brad hadn't waxed the car! So with 2 hours to kill we wandered through the booming metropolis of Crofton and bought a deck of cards from the local shop as ours are ratty and old. Dad & I tried to play in the car while we waited for the ferry but it was far to awkward.

Finally back on Salt Spring Island, we stopped at Moby's for supper before heading back to our RV to watch a movie - when Dad fell asleep Brad drove him back to his cabin. 

As for today, I have to check the weather and see whats on the go. Likely more rain and we'll stay at the RV and watch movies. I have some laundry to do, and probably so does Dad.


  1. Even with a few set backs you still had an enjoyable time with your father.
    Those Moss covered Trees are unbelievable but truly something to treasure.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your visit.

    It's about time.

  2. Glad you had a great Christmas. I bet Jake's on the Lake was not too busy but a great place to get a "pint". Looks like snow there starting next Friday so good you went now. Enjoy your time with your dad.

    1. Jakes was quiet yes, only about 5 tables so it was nice after the usual Xmas onslaught. There is snow in the hills already but I was surprised to read the chains required sign on the main highway... thought your weather would be the same as ours but I guess you must be a fair bit higher.


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