Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snowy Sunday

This morning Mark and I went for a hike up Mount Doug and did some geocaching. This afternoon it snowed. Eventually the sun came out so we took a walk up Christmas Hill and took some photos. Beautiful!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Caching thru the snow

The past 2 days have been spent geocaching, eating, drinking wine and generally having fun. The weather was great yesterday. No rain or snow but cold. We got up and took a walk along the waterfront. Pat & Hartley found the 2 geocaches along the way. We returned to the campground, got into the truck and headed down to Courtenay. We did some geocaching along the way and then stopped at the pub for some chinese food and some Keno. At about 5pm a brand new geocache popped up on the computer so we drove down to Black Creek, trudged thru the snow and got a First To Find (actually Pat did).

Today we awoke to rain, snow and wind. Yuck. But, undeterred, we jumped into the truck and headed towards Campbell River. We geocached along the way until we were so wet, cold and miserable that we couldn't stand it anymore. We poked around in London Drugs and Staples and then headed home. We stopped in to the Salmon Point Pub for a snack and then went home for a nap. Dinner tonight was a cheese fondue at the Hughson's. Yummy!

We're hoping tomorrow will be better weather. We'll see!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I'm Dreamin of a White............

It just wouldn't be winter camping without........snow! This morning we woke up to a light dusting of the white stuff and I decided that I better get the awning up before it freezes. It looks like we are in for a bit more before it stops. What difference a day will make as here is a photo of the pub yesterday in the sunshine and one I took this morning.

Pat & Hartley arrived yesterday afternoon so Robyn and I cooked up a little surf and turf camping style for dinner. It was great to see them and share tales and stories from the past year of flying and travel. The only thing missing are the Reaville's as Dave is back at work paying off the Christmas credit cards :)

We hope to get some geocaching in today even in the snow. The forecast is for another wind storm to come in this afternoon and I think we will be starting the 2007 Campbell River Invitational Camping Poker Championships tonight.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Weather Outside is Frightful

At 3pm we finally bundled up and ventured outside. Windy and wet but very exhilerating! Here's a photo of the lighthouse. Now it's time to put the lamb in the oven.

Merry Christmas

At about 4am the wind started. Luckily Mark had the forethought to go out last night and put up the awning. We got up about 8am and opened presents. At 9am the rain started. The wind hasn't let up yet. Huge gusts and we can see enormous waves. We'd like to walk out to the waterfront for a look but it's just too miserable. Nothing is going on in the campground this morning. It's possible everyone else has evacuated. But we're nice and warm and dry. Mark made an awesome breakfast from his new Gordon Ramsay cookbook he got last night. He's supposed to be doing leg of lamb on the BBQ for dinner but if the weather doesn't settle down it'll have to be done in the oven. Life is tough. Stay tuned.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve at Salmon Point

Well, we're back! We're camping in Campbell River for the Christmas holidays. This morning we woke up to a beautiful sunny day. We walked along the 'pub to pub' trail and found a new geocache along the way :-)

There were alot of people out walking today. We purchased some forgotten items for the local store and some vodka from the liquor store. When we got back we strung the Xmas lights from the awning.

Now we're sitting in our warm comfy trailer enjoying a ceasar and some appy's. There's a huge Alaska king crab leg waiting to be put on the BBQ. Yummy!!! Tom is sound asleep on his scratching post.

I've convinced Mark that we should be allowed to open one present tonight. He wants to wait until Christmas morning to open them all but I figure if I get him drunk enough he'll give in. Better go now . . . . his glass is almost empty ;-)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mark's New Flying Blog

I have decided to start a new blog specifically dedicated to my flying so that Robyn and I can keep the topic of this blog to our Geocaching and camping advantures.

My new blog titled Mark's Flying Blog can be found at