Summer is disappearing quickly here in Nanaimo. The evenings are cooler, the sun sets earlier and there are leaves falling all around. I'm not ready to put the kayak away for another season. It can't be time.
I mentioned on here a few days back that our favorite bike trail was closed. There is a mother with two really young cubs. Conservation officers figured they were both under a year old. They were suggesting that people stay away from the path because if the mana has a run-in with us humans she… Continue reading There Be Bears Here
Another bike trip today. This time we went over the north shore and headed up to Lac Du Bois Grasslands. There's a dirt road that runs into the parkland and it's pretty nicely gravelled. The only other vehicle we saw was a person sitting in her truck watching birds. Can't beat that. It was beautiful… Continue reading Gettin’ Around
Joel and I are very fortunate to live at the top of a hill. I might not normally think that but everything seems to be flooding up in our area at the moment. The poor folks over in Sicamous are being evacuated and roads our closed in many directions due to mudslides. Be careful out… Continue reading The River Is Rising
When I bought my bike I decided that by October of 2012 I wanted to be able to ride 20 km. I did that today! (If you have confetti please throw it now!!) For many people that would just be a normal bike ride but for me, it was a challenge. I have no cartilage… Continue reading There Went The Goal
This is usually a beach. The river is higher right now than I've ever seen it. (See my last post where we were wading through it). Today's ride took us through Riverside park, across the bridge to the North shore. We rode out around McArthur Island and back. It was about 15 km in total… Continue reading Beware the Ides of June
Out on a 14 k ride. Beautiful day.
I didn't think buying a bike would be so difficult! first of all - nearly all the bike shops in Kamloops were closed. I love the outdoors, it didn't occur to me that many people would think it odd to consider cycling in December in northern BC. They're missing out. I suppose that's not… Continue reading The Story of My Bicycle