Friday, 8 January 2021

West Coast Winter - So Far!

Here on the West Coast of Canada we are fortunate to not receive the same gnarly, cold weather the rest of Canada gets. That doesn't mean that it won't snow at some point but it usually only lasts a short time and normally within 24 hours of snowing it rains. Not that many years ago, the "Lower Mainland" area of Vancouver/Fraser Valley went 1,000 days without snow. Oh, it fell on our mountains but not "in town". Now, that is my kind of winter. If I want snow, I will drive to it. It doesn't have to come to me!! are some pictures from my "winter" walk on Wednesday. So far, so good and hey, there are only 71 days left until spring!!

Bakerview Park

Remnants of a by-gone era of logging in this area with visible 
springboard holes in the trees. 
I wonder what it must have looked like here with no condos or houses?

YES!!! My first dandelion (insert" favourite flower" here)

So, there you have it. My first week of retirement under my belt. It does feel strange, especially when Doug goes to work until the end of April. Don't worry, he has his "countdown clock" going too! We, of course, are supposed to head north in mid-May'ish but we'll see how that plan goes.

Peace out friends.

Thought for the DayIt's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see...Henry David Thoreau.


  1. Definitely a good place to spend Winters if it becomes a necessary task.
    The problem with being Retired is you never have enough time to accomplish everything. When Doug Retires you'll have a hard time to stay focused. LOL!
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Yeah to those 71 days. We certainly lucked out here in Kelowna. It has been a perfect as opposed to what we had expected. Still using a good deal of propane to stay warm but who cares. Did you know that the reason we left Tsawwassen ( Ladner and downtown Vancouver) was because in the spring of 2003 it rained ( not showered ) for 40 days and nights. Colin left for work one morning and I put the house up for sale. It was gone in two weeks and we moved to Kelowna and the rest is history. Enjoy your me time, soon you will be both doing all kinds of things together again. Fingers crossed that it works out for you to travel.

    1. We will "eventually" get to go somewhere Contessa! Just like you and Colin, we are really looking forward to getting back to Mexico, eventually!