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About ralph

Just another blog to share some thoughts with the world.

The scenery around where I am

The sun does shine occasionally on Vancouver Island in the fall. When it does, you make the most of it and get out there, right up until the last light fades – and even beyond to see the stars. Living … Continue reading

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Petroglyph Park

While staying at Living Forest Campground, I happened to be walking distance from Petroglyph Provincial Park, a small site featuring petroglyphs carved in sandstone. I can walk to both a provincial park and a grocery store from my campsite, how … Continue reading

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First impressions of Living Forest Campground

I open the windows to gaze out for the first time at the view I have paid a premium for in Living Forest Campground. It is a hazy drizzly morning, but I do say, the view is pretty sweet. I’m … Continue reading

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How did I end up setting up camp in the dark?

I had not planned much for getting onto Vancouver Island. I figured I didn’t have much of a schedule other than ‘arrive at campsite before dark’. There would be no need to reserve a ferry spot, ferries don’t fill up … Continue reading

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A day in Keremeos

The season was fall according to the trees, but the cold was definitely creeping in. I was happy to be plugged in, warm, and showered. Feeling civilized again, I was ready for my one day exploring Keremeos by foot. My … Continue reading

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Of mice and old men

It was time to leave Kootenay Lake.  The nights were getting darn cold with the rain ending and the clearing skies. Additionally, I had a new unwelcome body guest – Henry the hemorrhoid. I had also taken on an unwelcome … Continue reading

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Days on the Lake

My first full day on Kootenay Lake dawned misty and grey, but no rain! I’ll take it at this time of the year, the wet season has begun here and anything “not raining” is a win for weather. It will … Continue reading

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Leaving Edwards, with a side trip on the way to Kootenay Lake

My time at Edwards Lake was done, but my drive to Kootenay Lake would not take that long. I could sneak in one more morning walk to Loon Lake before the drive to Kootenay Lake.

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Edwards Lake – fishing and exploring downtime

I get up with the beginnings of the light to see some morning red sky. I manage to get a picture of that before it fades away to grey a few minutes later. My furnace kills the chill, but I … Continue reading

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To Edwards Lake – first real camping

Driving out of Lethbridge is one thing, but driving out of Alberta when you know you will not be back again for at least six months is a strange thing. Goodbye blue skies, open prairies, but also goodbye hick attitudes … Continue reading

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