Saturday on the Sunshine Coast

About three weeks ago, Sannie and I planned a day trip to the Sunshine Coast and had a reservation for the 7:30 am ferry to Langdale.  We needed to be at the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay by 7:00 am, so I was at her place at 5:30 yesterday morning to pick her up. I… Continue reading Saturday on the Sunshine Coast

Footsteps to Remember

A few years ago, some friends and I walked around Burnaby Lake and came across a gaggle of geese. I’m not sure who told me that a group or flock of geese is called a gaggle, but it was probably my gal pal, Agnes.  She’s one of the smartest people I know – and I… Continue reading Footsteps to Remember

News of the Day

In early February, I stopped following the news of the day because I was getting stressed out from all of the doom and gloom. I used to watch the news all of the time, and if I were in the car, I’d listen to an all-news channel.  And then, suddenly, I had a brain fart… Continue reading News of the Day

Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

On Friday, December 27, 2019, I met my buddy Norm, for our weekly coffee, at the Whitby House, in White Rock.  The place is across the street from the ocean.  It’s my favorite place to go for coffee. After we have our coffee, we usually go for a walk along the promenade to the end… Continue reading Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

A Treesome

There is usually a lot of thought that goes into a victory speech but the only thing that I could think of to say at the time was, ‘I’m so excited, I just peed myself!’  Let me explain. Last year, I went for my first walk in LaConner, WA, with the NW Tulip Trekkers Walking… Continue reading A Treesome

A Ghost in Campbell Valley

Although I have been living in the Vancouver area for many years, I only had a vague idea of where it was when I started on a walk this morning.  But I was determined to find the remains, if any, of the old Langley Speedway (1965 – 1984).  I know that the track should be… Continue reading A Ghost in Campbell Valley

Guemes and Me

Guemes Mountain March 22, 2019 Photo by Danny

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, I fell in love – minutes after my friend Tim Fisher pointed her out to me. We had all gathered at Volunteer Park, in Anacortes, Washington on a picture-perfect day, to do a ‘workers’ walk’ for an upcoming NW Trekkers Walking Club event on an island in Skagit County. And… Continue reading Guemes and Me

A Fifty Dollar Walk

I had just returned from the walk at Skagit River Park and was trying to convince Holly that I would never leave home again unless it’s to go shopping for treats for her.  And I couldn’t check my laptop for messages because she was sitting on my lap – staring at me in an ice-cold showdown… Continue reading A Fifty Dollar Walk

Skagit River Park Walk

I was standing near the corner of the street, with three of my gal pals, in downtown Burlington, Washington, when I suddenly noticed something I had never seen before – a solar-powered garbage can.  Now you’re probably more interested in why I was alone in the States, with three gal pals – more than hearing… Continue reading Skagit River Park Walk