From Ottawa, ON to Ladysmith, BC. Here are our adventures. For posts, see below or here: https://islandstewarts.ca/journal/

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To celebrate mothers near and far, I send you all a virtual bouquet from flowers I admired today at Butchart Gardens. It was quite fortuitous that the weather was spectacular, and I had great cycling buddies in Nicky and Bill to make the 70 km round trip (aided by a beautiful ferry ride back and…

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Part IV (Last one) – Oregon Sampler

I haven’t written for a while, but working with limited data in the US, and no wifi, means it was difficult to make updates.   So, here is what we experienced for the remaining days of our trip! Deschutes River Thursday dawned cloudy and rainy so we took it easy at the campsite for the…

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Part III – Oregon Sampler

We have traded the rugged, beautiful coastline for rugged, beautiful snow-covered mountains.  And thanks to the splendid weather we have loved our stay, so far, here in Sisters, OR. We left Newport on Monday and started eastward towards Sisters.  The drive was pretty amazing.  All I remember about the first part is seeing lots of…

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Part II – Oregon Sampler

Adventures and fair weather continue in Oregon!  We had 2 days booked at South Beach State Park near Newport, OR, and looking at the weather forecast, it seemed like Saturday was the better day for paddling, so we got back in our boats.  The town of Newport is on Yaquina (yah-KWIH-nah) Bay into which the…

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