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Grey Mountain

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Posted: 05/15/18 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We first invaded this beautiful island of the coast of British Columbia in 2003. Took our motorhome to Port Angeles, left it there and caught the ferry to Victoria. Spent ten days at a resort in Nanoose Bay.
In 2004, we again took the ferry from Port Angele to Victoria; however, this time we took our motorhome. We had no destination in mind, just drove up-island. Our first stop was in Parksville,then just headed on up. Parked the motorhome in a lay-by a bit south of Campbell River,unhooked the car and went looking for a nice RV park. We found Salmon Point RV Park and Marina by accident and booked in for a few nights, on the waterfront.
In 2005, and for the next ten years, we made an annual trek to Salmon Point, except for two years when went east to the Maratimes. Each time staying a bit longer.
We fell in love with our second home. Met many, many good Canadian natives as well as travelers from all over who were passing through.
Were it not for my British Bride's fear of flying, we may have attempted long-term arrangements and continued to visit the Island. Unfortunately,the only way we can get there is to drive.
Went north to Port Hardy once,just to say we had been there. Took the Jeep, followed a logging trail and drove to Coal Harbor (Harbour), also visited Port Alice. Quite a trip and quite a scene!
Always make it a point to visit Coombs and the goats on the roof, stand in awe in Cathedral Grove...
Another have-to is a visit to Gold River and up Mount Washington.
Oh, first stop after setting up at Salmon Point is a visit to Dick's Fish 'N Chips in the marina in Campbell River. Best fish 'n chips in the world!
I've kept a running log of our trips and can go back and retrace every where we've been,and whom we have met. The people are the best in the world! Except for one grumpy Brit ex-patriot who informed me that I was flying the Union Jack upsidedown...
...and maybe the poopy police who turned me in for not cleaning up after my Bear Killer at Salmon Point.
But two out of thousands is minor.
We were 500 miles into what would have been our final invasion when decided to abort the trip. Too many issues and both my British Bride and I had some bad vibes about the trip. Nothing specific, just several small but cumulative things.
Oh, we celebrated or 40th wedding anniversary two days ago.
So my many friends - it has been a trip,an adventure, moments in time that will remain with us forever. We'll sit back,remember those nights on Lighthouse Row,campfire blazing, cruise ships passing...
...sit back remember

The Final Invasion


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Thanks for the summary. Best wishes to you and your bride.

DutchmenSport

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Sounds like you've had some really wonderful experiences and memories to share with everyone. Congrats (again) on 40 years. That's just awesome!

Blessings!


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As our brother Tecumseh said;

“Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.”

You will always be welcome in the land of your British bride’s people. Safe travels, blue skies, and plentiful game to feed your people.

Not now does not mean not ever again.

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The one constant in life is that things keep changing.


Mike G.
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daveB110

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Posted: 05/16/18 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you for your visits and your continued tongue in cheek reparte that always spiced you thrusts into this atmosphere. And Thanks for your gracious descriptions of my beloved Province. And thanks to your Bride that she keeps you writing like a King! or the Chief that you are!!

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Grey Mountain....As always, a pleasure to read about your invasions. The Brit wife was a good choice and by the sound, she made a very good choice herself!

Lakeside

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Posted: 05/21/18 08:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That’s for sharing some of the memories. Continue to enjoy the RV lifestyle, the world “at your doorstep”, and each other’s company! [emoticon]


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Grey Mountain

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It is apparent that many of you have relexed your guard since my announcement that my annual surprise dawn about noon raid is not happening this year.
True, I will not be there in person; however, I have left surrogates in place to collect tribute and bounty as usual.
As noted in "Rules and Conditions for Tribute and Bounty Payments, Article Four, paragraph 4.A.1. and 4.A.2." following applies:
4.A.1. Those living south of Nanaimo will make payments to ORION in Sidney. Payments are due by the 5th of the month.
4.A.2. Those living north of Nanaimo will make payments to ARTUM SNOWBIRD in Campbell River. Payments are due by the 5th of the month.
In accordance with Article Five, designted tribute recipients will trade shiny yellow rocks for appropriate baubles, bangles and beads, and will provide Certificates of Safety from Comanche Raids once appropriate tribute has been paid and trade goods have been exchanged.

Thank you for your support.

Have a great day!

GM

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