Sunday February 26
Let's cast our memory back to Saturday, after we'd come back from Victoria. It had snowed lightly when we were away, and then the next night I woke up and just felt that it was snowing again. Stuck my head and arm out of the window (you don't see much at night, do you?) and felt the little flakes softly landing on my arm.
The next morning the world looked like this:
Because of the snow we spend a few days at home and even manage to play a game of pool downstairs. There's always a lot of catching up to do with email messages, blog, logging of geocaches, so we're never really bored. I have even taken up working on the family trees again!
However, one can't stay indoors forever. We are in need of groceries and a bit of fresh air, so we hop into the car and drive to the shopping centre. This time we choose a different supermarket instead of plain old boring Walmart and find much better quality. Afterwards I feel like a drive in the area and low and behold, what do we find? Of course, a few caches! ;-)
On the way to find the first cache in a small park we see these rabbits darting around. They are so tame, the don't attempt to run away. One of them even follows us into the bush and pops up near the tree where we find the container.
The King of the Forest
Urban Cache #4 AppleCross
Thursday March 2
|The sun is trying, but that's all|
|Dianne enjoying a cuppa and a good book|
|The mill of Powell River in view|
|The Mile 0 sign|
|Tiles with names of the various locals|
|A bear carving near a gift shop|
|The weather is really closing in|
|A funny sign at the shop that sells sweaters|
Mega Thanks- The Pollywog
YPW Travel Bug Hotel
AYJOO MIXW-Welcome Park
We said farewell to Marlene with a big hug and then we were on our way again to Vancouver Island. It was quite choppy on the water and the ferry had to make a small detour, but we enjoyed the trip well enough to have a coffee and later dinner before we had to drive home.
As in Powell River it was raining on the island too and the drive home was long and stressful. A strange car, unknown roads, and a wet shimmery surface combined don't make it easy. We were glad to be home safe and sound, but could look back on a most pleasant day.
Friday March 3
This morning I was still very tired even though I had slept well. Taking my GP's advice I thought I would feel better after a walk in the fresh air and as it was a lovely day (albeit without sunshine) I put my hikers on and went out. Dianne asked if I wanted company, so we stepped out together. Nobody talked about geocaching, at first..... But after turning a corner out came the phones and we checked if there was anything within walking distance. Of course there was and 1 1/2 hours later we came home, safisfied and with rosy cheeks from the nice, crispy cool air.
A Bit Revealing
Oh Canada, Aspengrove
|Dianne manipulating the cache down and up again|
And finally a little bombshell: We're not leaving Lantzville this Sunday. After much deliberating Dianne is staying on a few more days and I am staying till the end of the month instead of going on to Summerland. Wim has agreed to come to Lantzville too, so we had to make a few new arrangements, but all is looking good.