I have discovered a variety of ebikes on Hornby. I have been chatting with local ebike users locally to find out what brands they are using. One local user told me that e-bikes are hard to brake and another person (female) said she had frequently fallen off. What has been your experience? I see men riding… Read More E-bikes vendors and reviews
Yesterday I sat the quilt. The person who sits the quilt sells tickets to the quilt lottery. It is such a cool job. I meet people from all over Canada and the US… Whitehorse, Washington, Toronto/Ottawa, Courtenay and Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The quilt is a beautiful work of art by Hornby Artists. Some… Read More The quilt as metaphor for life on Hornby
Parksville is surprisingly charming if you get off the Island Highway. Having driven through it several times from Nanaimo to Hornby I tended to dismiss it as just more malls.. like Nanaimo. However a weekend hosted by my blogger friend Donna gave me time to look around and talk to people in the community. Our… Read More Parksville Chronicles
It’s good to spend some time in the city to see the both advantages and disadvantages of life on Hornby. I feel like I have come back into civilization. I stayed at the Ponderosa suites at UBC which was a great choice. The suites are brand new, with cable tv and free fast Wi-Fi access….… Read More Vancouver Chronicles
Many people on Hornby has summer visitors and it’s complicated getting here. This might help a few people to navigate the transportation system getting here. My recommendation is the float plane from YVR float plane terminal to Hornby for about $ 200 one way. See details below. Public transit. Getting to and from Hornby Island… Read More Transportation to Hornby
E-bikes are helping keep seniors young and, in some instances, even alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. — Read on http://www.fastcompany.com/90341686/the-unlikely-way-e-bikes-could-transform-how-we-age This should help rural people to become more active. I saw a fellow on a $2000 Costco ebike yesterday. It was a gift to his wife. 🙄
Just discovered uploading from my eye phone. How easy was that!!!!
South Africa Highlights — Read on lisadorenfest.com/2019/02/10/south-africa-highlights/ Great travelogue of a round the world sailing trip
This is my first Christmas on Hornby Island after past Christmases at Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Phoenix Ottawa and Vancouver. This will be a very different Christmas. This morning the power went out for the third time since I came in June. By now I have acquired both candles and the skills to start a… Read More Merry Christmas from Hornby Island
For those needing a virtual escape from November here is a fascinating travel blog from Madagascar Source: Passage To South Africa
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Take Our Poll Background In the fall of 2017 the property management company for my condo passed a bylaw to ban rentals of less than one year. The property management company seemed to think there has been complaints about disruption of residents’ peace and quiet due to short term rentals. The ban…
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After 2 months here I have taken so many pictures it has been a big job to edit and curate but here are the best. Almost all taken with my iPhone.
via A Leap of Faith Women bloggers meet in Madagascar. I have only met one blogging friend in Parksville but it was just as much an adventure as my summer on Hornby Island.
One of the biggest challenges to living on the island is that most things are only open a couple of days a week and/or part of the day and there is no universal closing days or times. This can result in wasted trips. What I have done to get around this is until to take… Read More Services around Hornby Island
VaMoving out of Vancouver had never crossed my mind when I came to Hornby Island for a few days to attend the BluesFest in May 2018. In fact it was the farthest thing from my mind. But I caught the magic of Hornby Island. Last night at a movie at the community center, a gentleman… Read More Vancouver to Hornby -The Kindness of Friends