Tuesday, July 9, 2013

WE RETURN TO DUNCAN ONCE MORE

We have returned to my Cousin Neil and Carol’s yard near Duncan to mooch dock for a few more days.  We are off to Victoria tomorrow for a visit with son Richard and his family and inlaws.  We have another trip to Victoria on Saturday to attend a 65th wedding anniversary celebration.  Next Tuesday, we expect to depart Vancouver Island with the thought that it will be next year some time before we return.  If we missed visiting you, sorry!
We went for a water taxi ride part way up Bute Inlet from Campbell River yesterday and that was fun.  We got to tag along, for $90 each, on a run to deliver a lady to a private lodge.  Since we were the only other passengers, the skipper, who also owns the company, gave us a scenic tour on the return.  We were about three hours on the water and it was mostly a little on the rough side so very difficult getting pictures.  We were very fortunate in having friends Gay and Doug look after Mitzy while we were on the boat ride.  They have offered their services again so if we happen to return there next year, we already have an idea of which boat ride we’d take.

We had a great visit with old friends, Lynda and Perry, in Cumberland on Sunday.  We shared a tasty lunch during our visit.  We’ve been doing our walks morning and evening as the weather has been very nice, which means warm in the daytime.

Totally Outrageous, the boat we were on 



Some of the islands north of Campbell River

A similar boat to the one we were on which we eventually passed

The lighter blue mountains are part of mainland BC