Enjoying our extended stay in Ladysmith


DSC_0985Greetings from Thetis Island {Pub} Marina ! As we left Ladysmith today. Very disappointing as we have not solved the engine overheating problem and after many hours we are still not able to use our SSB radio to send and receive Emails. The engine overheated badly, and Stephen says it is all Oliver’s fault!! LOL. But we must enjoy the rough with the smooth. So we turned the engine off and Sailed into a small bay with a dock and a Pub. As usual we arrived late so no dock fees and sort of free internet, well we did not pay. So I have a chance to show some more impressive photos of Ladysmith as our post for  today. A short walk from Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina takes you to the quant downtown area. Here there is a bakery shop with freshly baked bread . “Old town bakery”, is a tradition bakery shop that is always full of customers. We are happy to have excellent bread on board, this is a special treat once in a while. Another surprised is a supermarket 49th Parallel Grocery nearby has a free service to delivery both customers and grocery to your place. We did this great service once.




Ladysmith Maritime Society also manages to care for fellow birds. These are Purple Larks. They have many nesting boxes along the fingers at the marina. Also we have seen this in French creek Marina. The waking call early morning such a beautiful sounds we love to hear everyday. But as with all song birds, what they utter so sweetly from one end has a rather unsweet discharge from the other. Still they do keep the season flies down to a minimum.

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