Monthly Archives: May 2019

Idaho Peak – Wakefield Trail

Today, Peter, Sheila, Ann, Ralph and I were the first people this year to go up Idaho Peak – we did it the long way – from the Wakefield side. Seven hours of hiking and about 1300 – 1400 metres … Continue reading

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Prepping

I swore I wouldn’t do it – go all crazy with cleaning and staging the house for the showings today. But then I started in the bathroom and I couldn’t not do it – vacuumed, scrubbed, washed the floor – … Continue reading

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Fry Creek again

While Peter and I had an amazing, hot, sunny day hiking Fry Creek Canyon and lolling on the beach, Simon went to the bank. The news is good. He can get the mortgage he needs. Bottom line: I will be … Continue reading

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Alisa

Yup – no sooner did Alisa arrive than Simon had her working hard in the kitchen – rhubarb custard pie. I suspect the payoff is going to make it all well worth the effort. Simon has been excited for ages … Continue reading

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Outdoor Day

Well, the bee moved a bit too fast for my camera but I love the bumblebee on our dandelion so much I posted it anyway. I simply adore bumblebees. They are incredibly cute and far too fat to fly but … Continue reading

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Mount Kuskanax

It was another glorious day in the alpine. Peter, Sheila and I hiked up Mount Kuskanax. And yes, we made it to the top. The snow was slippery in many spots but firm. Most of the high ridge walk was … Continue reading

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Rain

I listened briefly to a CBC program today driving back from Bannock Point with Abby – about a woman who runs. A lot. And why does she run? “It stops the thoughts.” I think that’s a big part of the … Continue reading

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Davis Creek Club Hike

Talk about having horseshoes! The forecast was for showers. And what did we have? Sun and warmth all day! Not only that, but all the snow under the big trees on the Davis Creek ridge had melted in the last … Continue reading

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The Day Between Hikes

So here’s what happens in “retirement.” People either sit back and do noting, or, more likely, they become completely obsessed with something else that takes the place of a regular “job.” In my parent’s case it was lawn bowling. (yeah … Continue reading

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Lyle Lakes

I thought it was a bit daring for Peter and I to head up to Lyle Lakes today – a bit early in the season, I thought. But then, what the heck! We’ve already headed up Kuskanax and all  my  … Continue reading

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