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May 13 to 19, 2024

Where are we?

Monday, Tuesday, April 13 and 14, 2024

It was just a nice and an easy couple of days at home.
Audrey and John invited us to visit the Islands of Hornby and Denman tomorrow with them.
Sure! We would love to.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Audrey and John picked us up at 9ish this morning.

We are taking the ferry from Buckley Bay, Vancouver Island, to Denman Island.

We were the first to arrive at the ferry terminal.
Maybe we will see some whales?

Audrey and John.

Audrey and John have Kristin and Jeremy's car while they are visiting.
On our way to Denman Island, the ferry only takes 10 minutes to get to the island.

While we are on the ferry, we discuss our plan for the day.
Because of the ferry schedule, we decide to go to Hornby Island first. The ferries timetable is dictating our schedule for the day.
This is the ferry between Denman and Hornby Islands.

We really don't know what to expect on the Islands.
We quickly discover that being early May, not much is open to the tourists. Being Wednesday is even worst. Most tourist business open only Thursday to Sunday.
The closest and maybe the only place open for lunch is the Bakery & Pizzeria.

Yep, we got pizza.

Our next stop was across the road where a few boutiques are located. Most are not open.

Hornby Island has a feeling of being a hippie place.

We decide to go to the Helliwell Provincial Park and hike a trail.
The trail took us along the coast.

In the background is the Beaufort Range on Vancouver Island. The dark area in the middle of the photo is Denman Island. Closer to us is the trail at Helliwell P.P.

It is so beautiful.

We saw a bald eagle couple.

Everything is shaped by the water and the wind.

We are at Point St-John.

Me, Myself and I.

We have the forest too.

And a totem pole.

The trail is very well maintained.

After our hike, we head back to the ferry to go to Denman Island.
The ferries have a schedule to follow, but is they are full early, they just leave regardless of the time.

I think it is a seal.

The weather was perfect for touring the Islands.

The ferry to Denman Island.

Just like on Hornby Island, on Denman Island, most of the places are closed.

We did not make any stops on the island, we just traveled back to Vancouver Island.

Public transportation is free on the Islands. What a good way to reduce the number of cars on the roads.

Before we got home, we stopped for a drink at the Royston Pub.

We had a great day visiting the Islands with John and Audrey. Thanks for the invitation.

Thursday, May 16, 2024.

When we sell the MH, we will change our car for an SUV.
Today I saw a car for sale...

For some reasons, Michele said NO!

Friday, May 17, 2024.

Natasha has fun.

I created a course with pine cones and chalks on the road in front of the house.
Natasha will try to do it.

She is trying hard. She gets better every time she does it.

Grand-maman is spending the night at Jeremy and Kristin's house. Tomorrow morning, Jeremy and Kristin are working at 6 am for the air show.

Me? I am back at the trailer for the night. I spent the evening reading by the fire.

Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Grand-maman and Natasha are good friends.

Audrey and John came to join us for the air show.

As I mentioned, Kristin is working traffic control on base and in town.

Jeremy is also working at traffic control, but at a different place.
It is not Jeremy on the photo, but the other military member working with him for the day.

Natasha is not very interested in airplanes.
A "Kid Zone" was located in one of the hangars.

They had free face painting. Natasha was a princess.

They had an inflatable obstacle course.

Also, many other inflatable structures for the kids.

Natasha saw a different obstacle course. This one was real...
She must have done it 15 times. When she came back with grand-maman later on, she did it another 10ish time.

You have to have a big fire truck on display.

Sadly, Natasha could not go on the big monster bike. When we got to the waiting line, they told us it was over, they had dead batteries.

We left the air show early.
Once back home, we played around with our phone camera.

And me!

Audrey and John are going back to Regina tomorrow morning.
We had to take some group photos.

It was a busy and long day, but it was even longer for Jeremy and Kristin.
They started at 6 am this morning and did not finish before 6 pm.

Sunday, May 19, 2024.

Michele was having fun with the Canon camera.

We have a bald eagle's nest near our park. We can hear the babies, but not see them yet.

Until next time.

Life is good...

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