Things To Do In Vancouver When It Rains

“I always think of the Pacific Northwest as giant trees, rain, clouds and dampness, like the Native American art from that area” – Kyle MacLachlan (Actor from the show Twin Peaks) Vancouver gets about 192 days of rain a year that’s more than 6 months of damp, mist, fog, grey, cloudy skies, puddles and raincoats….

A Rainy Day Indoors, Blackberry Pancakes & Ghost Stories From Vancouver Island.

“All was silent as before, all silent save the dripping rain.” Special Weather Statement Issued at 11:01 Friday 21 August 2020 Heavy downpours are likely today over the south coast. An upper disturbance embedded in a southwest flow of moist, unstable air will move across the south coast today. Consequently, widespread showers and isolated embedded…

How The Pandemic Inspired Me To Start A Business

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity It’s cloudy, grey and rainy; A typical day on Pacific Northwest.  We call the month of June “June-uary” on the coast because after the sunny days of May when people get excited about their gardens and the prospect of Summer, the rain comes every year and the temperature…

Twist On A Classic: Vegan Shepherds Pie

I’ve got Delia’s Classic Christmas special playing on T.V.  Christmas cooking is taken seriously in the U.K.  Hers and Nigella are my favourite Holiday cooking specials to watch.  It’s been grey and rainy all day.  Today is Saturday, my husband woke at 4:15 am and went fishing at a river 1 hour and 1/2 hours…

Day Off And American Thanksgiving

A luxury yacht cuts through the water, slowly moving up False Creek readying to dock at the marina.  I watch it out my window.  The rain hasn’t stopped since yesterday and it falls in that typical misty weeping we get in Autumn.  I wonder where they’re coming from; whale watching on Howe Sound?  Perhaps up…

A Log Cabin On The Sunshine Coast – A Photo Essay

This weekend we celebrated our 4 year Anniversary and rented a log cabin in HalfMoon Bay.  The Sunshine Coast is technically part of the mainland but because of the terrain, a road has never been built.  We boarded the ferry to Langdale/Sunshine Coast at 11:55am.  It’s a short ride, only 40 minutes long compared to…

Movies & Shows Filmed In The Pacific NorthWest

To say I am in love with the forests of our coast is an understatement.  Obsessed,  captivated,  engrossed, infatuated are more likely.  If you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest let me tell you;  the forests here are alluring.  Walk in them for any length of time and you’ll feel you’re on an alien planet….