I’m trying to decide if Fall is the Cowichan Valley’s best season. Spring has its merits (especially when crocuses pop up at the end of January — gives one hope that the end of Winter is near). Summer too, thanks to many nearby swimming holes. But with Fall’s harvest, and the orange leaves littering the lanes, lit by sun streaming through the morning mist: it’s picture perfect.
Speaking of perfect pictures…. (more…)
After reading a friend’s research project on the Kinsol Trestle, I was intrigued to go see it for myself. The trestle bridge, built in the early 1900s to carry logging trains across a canyon over the Koksilah River, is up for a 3.7-million-dollar restoration after a long debate about its historical value. I had to see what all the fuss was about. (more…)
My husband and I left the Valley last weekend. We had tickets to the Sledge Hockey final at the Paralympic games, which happened to coincide with our wedding anniversary so we made a weekend of it in Vancouver. Except this time we did it Valley-style: relaxed and schedule-free. (more…)
Sleepy-eyed on a morning after the day it snowed (after the weekend I was on the beach with my t-shirt on), my neighbour invited me to hike up Maple Mountain. She raved about a new trail that she’d discovered the week before and wanted to share it with me. (more…)