We rely on hosting millions of annual visitors, but do it ‘sustainably’? Get real. — Read on thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/11/14/Overtourism-British-Columbia/
On The Heritage Trail: Colombia Part 1 On The Heritage Trail: Colombia Part 1 — Read on lisadorenfest.com/2019/11/12/on-the-heritage-trail-colombia-part-1/ Re-blog where Lisa takes us on a tour of Columbia. So far this is my 5th virtual tour this year.
Walktober 2019: Finding beauty wherever you go https://breezesatdawn.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/walktober-2019-finding-beauty-wherever-you-go/ — Read on breezesatdawn.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/walktober-2019-finding-beauty-wherever-you-go/ This is a virtual meet up of bloggers. It is so touching to hear and see everyone’s walks. And the bloggers is a gifted writer.
My attention was drawn to a blog series called Walktober. This is my contribution featuring the Rockscapes on Hornby. The theme is supposed to feature walks with people and so I am adding my blogger walk (BLOK?) featured by another blogger Retirement Reflections. Typically October is sunny and cool, my favourite month of the year. … Read More Rocktober Hornby Island
via Portrait of a Cruiser: Lisa Dorenfest – Noonsite
E-bikes are complex topic due to the multiple technical specifications and types of e-bikes. The short story is to read the research before shopping. I have listed a couple of sites that have reviews with or without rating by users. Once you see the best bikes, you can narrow it down by price, size,… Read More Ebike reviews and vendors v2
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
Originally posted on TheUnRetired.life:
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…