Friday, July 25, 2014


I think most retired people have the same problem I do in that there are way more things to do than there is time to do them.   That’s my excuse for the lateness of this blog since I have had lots of photos to share but with geocaching, ATVing, walking, campfire sitting and photo opportunities I kept running out of day.  I finally took my computer to Cluxewe tonight and did some photo editing from the last few days.
We moved out of Cluxewe on Thursday as they told us the site was booked for Thursday afternoon.  All they could offer were three sites over in what I call the slums.  There is no view and you’re jammed in tight with lots of others.  However, our site along with two others in the good section where we were, are still vacant tonight.  So much for the site rental they could have continued to collect from us.  Apparently this is not an unusual happening at Cluxewe and perhaps we should have just stayed put until they actually booted us out.  Of course if we had done that, maybe we couldn’t have gotten a decent site here at Alder Bay.   We moved down toward Beaver Cove yesterday to Alder Bay Resort where we have an ocean view lot (when it’s not foggy) right across from Alert Bay.  We’ve been continuing to go up to John and Anne’s at Cluxewe for suppers.  John and I have been doing lots of geocaching and even did some on the ATVs yesterday.  We walked two nice trails today while geocaching.

We’re hoping to move out to a forestry site on one of the lakes on Tuesday where we hope to spend most of two weeks.   We’re hoping for some dryer weather and nobody else beating us to the site.  

Looks like this couple could be having a pretty serious discussion

We went up to Port Hardy last Saturday to see the Filomi Days parade.  This off highway log truck came from an outlying logging camp at Holberg

It can be exciting meeting one of these monsters on a narrow logging road

I was ATVing with Nephew Dennis and his daughter last Sunday when we spotted this bear and her two cubs.  All three of the bears went up a tree.  Momma didn't go far up but the cubs went way up.

Two cubs

Dennis and Niki

A juvenile Willow Grouse

Cedar Waxwing

Cluxewe sunset one night
John and I took the ATVs up the Merry Widow Mtn logging road the other day.  This was looking down from where we had our lunch at 3400 feet elevation. 
Another view from our lunch spot

This male Blue Grouse didn't want to yield the road to me.  Note the yellow slashes above the eyes.

You can see here what those yellow slashes are for.  He's all slicked up for the ladies now.

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