Thursday, November 12, 2009

We woke up to cloudy skies this morning but by noon the sun was shining brightly – gotta love it!

We have a chunking noise in the truck so John headed off to Mr. Dodge this morning to have them take a look at it and try to figure out what it is. The service manager took it for a drive and agreed that there was a noise, but he didn’t think it was anything serious, but made an appointment for tomorrow afternoon to put it up on the hoist and take a look.

When John got back we had lunch then decided to drive up to Sooke on the west coast. We took the scenic route and drove along Ocean Blvd. a strip of land between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and an inlet. It was a pretty drive and we stopped for a bit to take pictures and enjoy the view. We could see over to the Esquimalt Naval Base and Fort Rodd Hill Lighthouse,

and then looking across the other way we could see a couple of buildings from Royal Roads College (it used to be Royal Roads Military College).

And a Couple More Views

There were a lot of swans in the inland water but they were further up from where we stopped so I didn’t get any pictures.

It was a pretty drive to Sooke but unfortunately there was no place to stop and take pictures, hence no pictures of that drive.

On the way home we stopped at a London Drugs to check it out, they sell everything from soup to nuts but the only things we bought were a can of nuts that were on sale and freezer bags that were a good price.

On the way out of the park this afternoon we stopped at the office so I could get some tokens for doing laundry - $2/load and you have to have the tokens. While there I chatted with the girl on the desk for a bit about the park in the winter and she told me most people wanting a RV site book their spot a year in advance and the winter rate is $220.50/week) or either $472.50 or $525.00/month (taxes Included), depending on the site. There are no hydro meters here so the monthly rate includes hydro. The summer rate is a nightly rate – no weekly or monthly deals and the rate depends on the site. There is a water house for sale so I asked her about the price of one of those – they start at a mere $1M+. Did I mention that you have to have money to live in this province!!!!

When we got home I called to my sister, who has just got back from a cruise, and by the time I got off the phone it was time to start dinner.

Another quiet evening is in store. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

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