Friday, June 19, 2015

Ready, Set, Go! -- 6/17/2015

Today is provision day to stock up on fresh, frozen and can goods to last us until we get to the next good store along the way to Alaska.   Patrick and Gail had taken us scouting for the best and/or closest place, with its being a 17 minute walk to the shopping center to the north of Nanaimo Yacht Club and 22 minutes to Thrifty Foods to the south. 

South has the best shopping for our purpose, so we grab our little blue dock cart, some shopping bags, and take off.    On our way off the dock we pass a seagull with a starfish in its mouth, and when he sees us get close, he begins to eat it.  Never fear, little gull, we are not hungry right now.

We take the colourful and scenic waterfront walkway and I stop for a photo of an eagle entitled, “River Flight,”  by artist Fred Peters.  The path is divided into one half for bikes and the other for foot traffic, and is so marked.    This plan is safer than bikes having to weave in and out of walkers, and walkers having to listen and dart out of the way of bikes.  Thanks, Nanaimo.

Footprints are painted on the right side.

We cross an inlet of the bay which takes us near the highway.

Herb and I each have a shopping list and go our separate ways in Thrifty Foods.   One hour later we meet at the checkout, then make our way back along the waterfront toward the Yacht Club marina.  A very lovely walk past a children's playground and park benches overlooking the bay.

We are ready for Alaska, as we have another Captains' meeting, which includes Brenna's beautiful dog, Lilly!

Find Willie's Tug, Polar Bear and After Eight....thanks, Ray.

                                                                                                                  Photo Courtesy of Ray Perry

Willie of Willie's Tug,
    and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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