Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring Break

It’s Spring Break, and I’ve taken a few days off work while the rest of the family is also off. It’s a welcome break from routine, though at times more productive than restful with various appointments lined up and domestic matters to attend to.

Yesterday, Ali and I took a drive a little way up island to Shawnigan Lake to visit the Kinsol Trestle. This is an old wooden railway bridge and, at 144' high, is one of the highest railway trestles in the world. Ali was very brave - she doesn’t do well with heights.

If you look closely, there's a few people down in the valley to give a sense of scale
Yes that's me propping up one of the uprights

Managed to keep on track with the writing today, and we are bottling wine tomorrow.

How are you doing? Has Spring sprung yet in your neck of the woods?


  1. That was certainly worth a side adventure!

  2. Hi Ian - looks to be a lovely day out ... and when I get over to VI again .. I must take a trip down to the Trestle bridge. Jenny lives in the Cowichan area. Happy wine bottling - sounds very good to me ...

    Cheers and enjoy the rest of the break - Hilary

  3. What a pretty bridge. On my end of the Earth, temperatures are finally cooling down. Soooooo looking forward to rain. (Gosh, I hope it rains.)

  4. Glad you're enjoying good weather. Things are finally starting to bloom here in soggy Portland.

  5. Alex, we were kinda playing tourist in our own town :)

    Hilary, if you're ever out this way drop me a note. Cowichan is a beautiful area.

    Misha, here's hoping for rain for you. You're welcome to some of ours!

    Stephen, things have been blooming very early here, as well as being soggy.


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