Author Archives: D

Paddling, painting and an unexpected turn of events

Today started as many of our Pender days do, breakfast, choose a beach to hang out on, and that is about it until suppertime rolls around. After waffles and bacon (expertly prepared by my husband!), we headed out to Grimmer … Continue reading

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Back to Work on the House

Back to working on the house. This time it is painting baseboards for the master bedroom and en suite bath. I’ve been putting this task off for a while as it isn’t that much fun painting baseboards indoors with the … Continue reading

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Peter Cove South, Playing and Painting

Peter Cove North on a summer day is filled with beautiful scenery both up close and in the distance. Driftwood dots the shore, inviting you to pull up a log, take a seat, and enjoy the view. As the tide … Continue reading

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Baby Apples, Blogging, and Being Busy

Blogging here on Island Home Blog has been pretty patchy recently. It isn’t a shortage of time on the island, as so far we have managed to spend part of each of the first five months of the year out … Continue reading

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Bridges Road, Pender Island

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Day Out In Sidney

Being a long weekend, catching ferries becomes a critical part of enjoying a few extra days off. An early ferry from Vancouver left us with hours to spare before taking our connecting ferry to Pender Island. Knowing that Victoria would … Continue reading

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The Start Of Gardening Season

We’ve been traveling between the Gulf Islands and Alberta enough years now that we have finally started to understand the different times of year and when we need to get things done. For instance, digging into the ground in the … Continue reading

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Old Becomes New

This week we have been working on our yard. A raised bed has been built. One section of potatoes has been planted. The big job however has been the fence. Back in the winter a large section of fence had … Continue reading

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Underwater Garden

Yesterday the lighting was perfect and the sea was calm allowing you to see an amazing amount of aquatic plant life growing beneath the surface of the water. As I was in the kayak, and had a waterproof camera with … Continue reading

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Morning Visitor

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