Monday, 23 January 2017

The first few days

At the waterfront downtown

The first few days in Port Alberni have gone by without a hitch. Exploring the town is easy because it's not that big, and there are three major grocery stores where we can find pretty much everything we are used to buying at home. The pets are wonderful and have completely adopted us. They regularly come over for a cuddle and a scratch.

A great place to sit and enjoy some fish and chips

There are some nice walks in the area and we plan to explore a few, if not all of them. The first one we walked was yesterday, called the Kitsuksis trail. It runs along Kitsuksis Creek. From the house, walking along the dyke that was built after the great tsunami hit town, we eventually came upon the trail that leads to the waterfall and train trestle bridge. Trains no longer run on Vancouver Island but there seems to be endless talk about starting a steam locomotive powered tourist train. I'll believe it when I see it.

A nice walk
Just 20 minutes from home
The dyke that guides the water in case of a tsunami

The walk was fun, Bodhi walks well on the leash but needs to improve on his behaviour towards other dogs. He's a small breed but thinks he is as big as all the other dogs out there. Shelagh calls it Bonaparte syndrome. We are teaching him to sit and ignore the other dogs when they approach... A little treat helps with his schooling.

Cuddles for the cat

We are also creating some lovely dinners while here and I'll occasionally brag about them with a picture...

Wild salmon and baked yam with veggies
A yummy bacon cheese burger

 

7 comments:

  1. You are having fun there and also an amazing looking meal as well. Keep at it and enjoy,

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    1. Thanks George, you are an inspiration...

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  2. Sounds like a great place to help you figure out if you want to move to the area.

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    1. Moving to Vancouver Island is definitely an option, but so is the Okanagan...

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  3. Looks lik a perfect place. The owners will be pleasantly surprised when they come back to a well trained dog.

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    1. He is actually quite a good dog, just needs a little fine tuning...

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  4. a little differant from your mexico blog. but just as beautiful

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