Fungi and lichen

Fungi and lichen

Vancouver Island doesn’t disappoint When it comes to foraging for mushrooms, Vancouver Island doesn’t disappoint. Its forests are filled with fungi and lichen not all are edible but they are all interesting, we would even say some are beautiful. We were on the hunt for chanterelle and matsutake mushrooms. We did find a few but […]

week 46

365 Project 2014 – week 46

Leaving the island, Vancouver and Asian cuisine We had a busy week, going from the island to Vancouver with BC Ferries, seeing some friends and eating our fill of pork buns, dumplings and hot pot! We’re ready for Italy! You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?


Onto The Open Road

A thick coating of frost Up before the sun today, heading for the ferry in Nanaimo. It was the coldest we had felt on the island and the usual heavy dew left a thick coating of frost over everything. The fishing gear stowed and our traveling bags packed we quietly loaded the car and hit the […]

week 45

365 Project 2014 – week 45

Qualicum Beach Museum, mushrooms and Remembrance Day This week we spent some time learning about palaeontology and fossils at the QB Museum, foraged for mushrooms, with not much success, and attended the Remembrance Day parade and service.  You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?

Qualicum River

One Of Our Favourite Places in Canada

As I sit here staring out at the tide coming in and listening to the waves crash right at our back door my heart rate drops. The lure of staring out at the ocean to catch a glimpse of a sea lion, otter, bald eagle, jumping salmon or even a killer whale has become addictive. […]

week 44

365 Project 2014 – week 44

 Flipped car, fishing and the beach Ever wonder what you would do if you were one of the first people who happened upon an accident, before the paramedics arrived? For us it was like a reflex, we ran towards the car to see if we could help. We couldn’t do much but comfort the elderly passenger […]


Our own piece of paradise – PAW PAW

Wild mangoes As the road to Hana winds its way passed Hana town and along some of the best shoreline views the island has to offer, including the legendary Koki and Hamoa beaches, we dove deep into Maui’s rainforest. Where ever narrowing roads and steeper terrain are draped in green and wild mangoes, breadfruit and […]

week 43

365 Project 2014 – week 43

Wild mushrooms, big trees and good food This week we were happy to have two beautifully sunny days and visitors from Vancouver. We ate some tasty meats from Oyama Sausage Co., drank craft beers and feasted on foraged mushrooms. The week ended with the tail end of tropical storm Ana and a rainbow.  You can […]