Sunday, June 12, 2016

STORMY AND SUNNY BY TURNS

We had to return to the vet clinic in Courtenay for Mitzy's post-op checkup on Friday.  We were told 10 am but when we got there, it seems the girl had forgotten to mark it on the board so we were rescheduled for 2:30.  We had our friend Bev D with us so decided to run up to Campbell River to have fish and chips at Dick's as Aileen likes their gluten free fish.  Bev and I spent lots of time looking for photo subjects along the way.  We had a mix of sun and cloud with some heavy showers thrown in.  We stopped at Deez' Bar and Grill in Qualicum Beach for supper and Aileen was pleased to note they now had a two page gluten free menu.  She was also pleased to report no bad reaction to the food.
We've had a mostly quiet weekend catching up with laundry and grocery shopping.  Tomorrow we are off to the RV rally in Chemainus until Friday when we go pick up Georgia for the weekend while Richard is in Kingston, Ontario at a conference.

One last image from the west coast.  I was intrigued by this Western Red Cedar that looked like a giant wishbone.  It was located on a side road near Tofino.

 A gaggle of Canada Geese near Campbell River

Not sure how this mature Bald Eagle got so wet.  Could have been the rain storm a few minutes earlier, he could have been having a bath or perhaps he got dunked while catching a fish.

These two images are the marina in Campbell River


Getting closer to the storm at Union Bay

Just north of Buckley Bay looking across to Denman Island

A storm over the ocean at the mouth of Nile Creek

This old barn is north of Qualicum Beach on the old highway



These two photos, top looking north and bottom looking west were taken minutes apart between Parksville and Qualicum Beach