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Wind and Fences

Our plan for our December time on the island was to kick back and relax after an incredibly stressful couple of months back in Alberta. Evidently the weather had different plans for us, and in a windstorm down came a … Continue reading

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Still Painting

How everyone spends their “vacation”…..painting the deck. My plan is if I paint in the morning that I can kayak in the afternoon. I am certain that by the time I finish this huge deck that I will have to … Continue reading

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Back From The Coast

We are back from the coast. In actual fact we have been back for almost two weeks. Life has been busy with a few time consuming jobs, children off school, and life in general. Before our most recent trip I … Continue reading

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Buying Vacation Real Estate in British Columbia – The Truth and the New Due Diligence

I have been wanting to write about our personal experience of purchasing vacation real estate in British Columbia, or more specifically Pender Island, for some time. I have in the past shared lots of “fluff” pieces filled with pretty landscapes … Continue reading

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Gardening Late in the Year

A few weeks ago we decided it was time to finally pick the last of what was growing in our raised beds at the house on Pender Island. This year had been our experimental year as we had never grown … Continue reading

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Roesland – Pender Island, BC, Canada

(Please click on the above pictures to view.) Roesland on North Pender Island is a great afternoon outing. At low tide you can walk from the main area of Roesland, across the sand, and onto Roe Islet. Roe Islet provides … Continue reading

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My Secret Garden

The moment I first set foot in our back garden in Pender I was transported back to 4th grade when my teacher read our class the book The Secret Garden. Perhaps most people aren’t so in awe of a garden on a house they … Continue reading

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