Saturday, September 12, 2015

RALLY AND WINDING DOWN

Richard and Georgia made a day trip up to see us in Errington so we went for a walk around Little Qualicum Falls.  This is the Upper Falls.

We moved up to Campbell River for the long weekend and the first night we went out to the Pier.  Our friend Bev M from Penticton was with us.  That's Cape Mudge Lighthouse on Quadra Island in the background. 


A high speed passenger ferry returning from Quadra Island

Alaska Ferry heading to Bellingham

They serve humongous ice cream cones on the Pier.  This is called a two scoop! 

Male Red-shafted Flicker that Aileen spotted beside the motor home while parked at Cousin Bill's.  I took this photo from the open doorway.


We moved down to Seal Bay RV Park on the 8th for an SKP chapter rally.  It is adjacent to miles of trails in the Seal Bay Regional Nature Park where we walked most mornings.  This is looking across to Mainland BC. 
And as the sun started peeking through

While visiting friends Doug and Gay in Campbell River, this eagle landed just down from the house so I sat on the porch and captured a few frames.


The Red Oosier Dogwood is putting on some fall colour

This Hairy Woodpecker was busy having breakfast on the trail in front of us.  Aileen was able to get within about six feet of it.

Brother in law John and I did a couple long days geocaching and I got this image at one of the caches

Our little rally group is fortunate to have a semi retired professional musician as a member and he gives a great performance one evening at each rally.

Friend Laurie used my camera while Aileen and I were up dancing

We've enjoyed our time at the rally with the shared meals, appy night at a local pub and sitting around the blazing fire in the evenings.   This morning we are headed back to Charlie and Sheila's in Errington for a few days.  Richard and Georgia are coming up this afternoon for an overnight visit which will be the last we see them until sometime next year.  
Our current plan is to board the ferry Wednesday morning heading for Salmon Arm where we will probably hang out for a couple weeks.  If the weather co-operates, we hope to spend a week in the Kootenays before crossing the border.