Friday, October 19, 2007

Away with Mom

Sorry I have been so long in posting. My mum and I went away for a few nights on Vancouver Island. We went over to attend a couple of meetings for our Eastern Star Group. We also had lots of time to just hang out and sight see and check out the tourist spots which of course, included the shops!


The weather was not always cooperative, but we did get one really great sunny morning in Naniamo. We walked all along the marina and waterfront , which is very pretty and was right across from our hotel.

This white building is the Bastion, a relic from the early settlement days, it has been well kept and nicely complements the waterfront character. This huge anchor was retrieved from a ship that sank here over 100 years ago. That's mom there reading the history plaque, so you can see how enormous this hunk of iron actually is! There were also some old cannons dotted along the walk.
The fall colours are just a fire of yellow , red and orange right now , making the Island more beautiful than ever. Many, many people were out enjoying the sun and sea air. Ill post more photos of our getaway soon. Tonight I have to work the first of a few night shifts. So I had better go get some rest beforehand.

9 comments:

leslie said...

I'm glad you got some nice weather while you were away. In the last few days here, I havent' been outside. But today I managed to sneak in 2 half-hour walks when the sun came out in between the black clouds scudding across the sky. Lovely photos.

Penny Halston said...

I love the red leaves on that tree. It's been very rainy over here recently, also. Sounds like you had a good time despite the weather.

Herman Verbrugge said...

You have had a wonderful time there with your Mum and I am sure she enjoyed it to be there with her daughter. Very nice photos Susan, and as always what a beautiful country Canada is.

Josie said...

I love Vancouver Island in the fall. There's no more beautiful place on earth! Lucky you.

We have had some really extreme weather, haven't we? Wind, rain, lightning, the whole kit and kaboodle.

I hope you're having a great weekend.

Cheers,
Josie

Walker said...

If you like colour, Canada in the Fall is where you want to be.
Looks like you had a nice getaway with your mother.

Curtis said...

Nice that you and your mom could be together in such a beautiful setting. Wonderful photos as usual.

Canadian flake said...

As always, the pics were amazing. Thanks again for sharing. The colours are amazing here right now...it almost makes the crappy weather worth while..ALMOST!!

Dick said...

Beautiful photos and I am glad that you got that good weather window to go out in. We are heading out Wednesday for another Island and expect the weather to be pretty good. It is kind of a delayed Honeymoon trip to Maui.

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