Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where there is yellow

As I've mentioned in previous posts, we've recently moved up-island, as they say in our little corner of the world. We now live in Shawnigan Lake which is about 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. We've been here for 3 weeks now and are getting to know our new surroundings. Scott and I have lived bits of our lives in both large cities and tiny towns. I really can't say which I prefer....although there are things I miss about each when I'm living in the other. Right this minute I miss live theatre at the Granville Island Stage in Vancouver, preceded by Indian food at Rangoli on 11th ave. And the Stanley Park ghost train! I've heard it's great this year.
But the stillness that surrounds us now is very much welcomed. There are no streetlights or traffic lights, just starry skies at night and mailboxes at the end of the road.
A few weekends ago, we explored scenic little Cowichan Bay (which is where all these photos were taken), a ten minute drive away. Would you believe I've lived on Vancouver Island nearly my entire life and I'd never been to this seaside community until this month? It's a summertime hotspot with an ice cream parlor, artisan cheese shop, art galleries and a maritime museum. 
We went back again last Saturday. The highlight of the trip was a sea otter on the pier. And all the yellow, too.
Sadie, who now speaks in alien tongues, seems to be digging her new neighbourhood as well.

Do you live in the city or the country? By the coast or inland? Mountains, forest, or prairie?

Where does your heart call home?

8 comments:

cabin + cub said...

Great pics! I haven't been to Shawnigan Lake... looks super pretty! That is so funny you mentioned the Granville Island Stage, cause my husband works for the Arts Club Theatre! ;)

Vancouver is our home... love the mountains, the water, and the city!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pictures Sarah!

Erin said...

I live in the suburbs of Victoria, but I think I'm a city girl at heart. I've spent a lot of time living in London, England (or visiting, as my hubby is from there) and I adore it. The culture, museums, shopping, variety of things to do...

That being said, I love to get away to the country, and often. I love to be by a lake, and look at the stars at night.

Hoity Toity Baby said...

I live in place where most people would give their left arm, right leg and a couple of their offspring to live. I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and I wish every day I could move. I know that sounds ungreatful, but I long for seasons. Yes, it is beautiful here. But to live in a town where you feel a part of a community is what I long for. And even more so, I long to live near my family! I am the only one who lives in Florida. :( Your new home town looks amazing! Enjoy it!

Koo and Poppet said...

cabin + cub,
I just love Vancouver this time of year...actually all times of year, but I love the first day you wake up and realize there's snow on the lions!

Koo and Poppet said...

Hi Erin,
My husband spent some time living in London too, although he's from PEI originally. I love it there as well - the Globe Theatre is probably my favourite London spot!
I'm with you though, i like a mix of city and country

Koo and Poppet said...

Hi Nicole!

I agree, seasons are definitely a nice measure of time....but I could seriously borrow some of your Vitamin D!!!
can you beach it all year round in Fort Lauderdale?

Koo and Poppet said...

thanks for all the great comments everyone :)