Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ladysmith BBQ - 8/10/2012

The morning sun peeks over the trees at Ladysmith; it will be a good day.

Cindy shows me the Trumpeter, a wooden boat built by the owner, who invites us aboard for a look.


Herb, Jake and I take a walk into town for supplies, and he spends the entire day doing maintenance on a 'necessary' project.  He is successful.

Up the many steps on the side of a hill, across the railroad track that is no longer used, and up another hill with a sidewalk to town.  We get our exercise today on this beautiful path.

On our return to the marina we see a fisherman with the day's catch of Sockeye salmon, each weighing 8 - 10 lbs.  He cleans them on the spot, and sells for $10 each.  What a deal, but our freezer is full, and for our dinner tonight we have tickets to the Ladysmith BBQ.

Here's one for you, Sir

Our cruising friends leave today, and then there are two.

Find Willie's Tug..........

Cascadia and Willie's Tug

Happy Hour is again on the deck of the marina, and we choose a bottle of wine purchased at Secret Cove, BC.  The label says it all.  Who can tell what kind of wine it is???

The BBQ for the evening is catered by Two Chefs Affair of Nanaimo, and the aromas promise a delicious meal.

Two Chefs

Cheryl, Events Coordinator

Debbie Serves Appetizers
The cash bar is a popular corner of the dining room.

Herb and I meet many of the locals, most of whom volunteer for the Maritime Society.  Murray and Jane tell us of plans for new docks next year.  

Debbie and Paul are very visible all day with preparations for the evening event.  We also meet Jim and Pat Montgomery of Merryweather, who tell us they saw us inside Poulier Pass.

It is nice to see communities come together to support each other.

Debbie and Paul

Willie of Willie's Tug,
  and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
  Friday, August 10, 2012

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