Friday, 28 September 2012


Yesterday, we drove up to Fanny Bay, home of the world famous Fanny Bay oysters. It takes about 1 hour to get up to Fanny Bay from Nanaimo. It is a great drive and we couldn't have picked a nicer early fall day. We took the oceanside highway which takes you through Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Union Bay, Fanny Bay. Super nice. First though, we stopped at Rosewall Creek Provincial Park. Cannot camp there but seems to be some nice hiking trails. We will check them out later but here are some pictures.

Then it was off to Fanny Bay. Like I said, all these little oceanside small towns were actually here before it became fashionable to come for holidays. It's nice to see them still alive and well.
This looks like a nice little spot, out behind the restaurant...
My awesome lunch partner!!
Now, this looks like the way lunch should be!!
Just slurp 'em back raw with a touch of lemon...yummy!!
...and the lightly breaded ones were fantastic too!!
Our really, really nice lunch view!!
Then it was time to head back home. These type of days, with lunch out, are not all that common for us. Most of the time, it is just soup,sandwiches and tea at home. More often than not, we just head out for our exploratory drive and then come back home but we had wanted to get an oyster fix for quite awhile now!! One little secret we have is that sometimes when we are out and it is "lunch time" we actually head into Costco for a super cheap hot dog and fountain drink. I know, not fancy schmancy and certainly no awards for "healthy" but we still laugh about it and enjoy the time out. Believe me, a day out with lunch at Costco or soup and sandwiches at home is STILL better than a day at work!! (Ooops...sorry to our former employers who may read this, but it is true!!)

I know, kinda weird but it is the world's tallest gnome at the gas station on the highway back home!! Sometimes, you just have to take the weird with the wonderful when you ride along with us!!


  1. We both totally agree with your Lunch at Costco idea. One of the few things in life that the price hasn't gone up. Hot dog and a soda for $1.50. We also enjoy breakfast at IKEA for 99cents and if you're really hungry you can step it up by adding French Toast sticks for a total of $1.50. We are members there so we don't pay for our coffee and tea. :)

    1. Lunch at IKEA, never thought about that one! Thanks so much for following the blog. Hope you can get back out on the road soon too!!