Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday 26th May 2017...Day 48!!!!

Well you lucky readers!!!!!

You get come out for a few hours on a kayak pack a lunch get the life vest on and away we go in Little Orange one!!!

Our Destination!!

Newcastle Island Saysutshun

"A Gem in the Harbour"
Traditionally known as Saysutshun by the Snuneymuxw people, this marine provincial park is only accessible by foot passenger ferry or boat. Located within Nanaimo's Harbour it is a breathtaking place with spectacular panoramic views of the Harbour City and Coast Mountains. 
Spend an afternoon exploring beaches, hiking trails or viewing wildlife and complete your day with a nice meal or snack at the Q'uluc'tun Bistro located in the restored 1930's dance pavilion. 
Camp at individual or group sites, or if arriving by boat, for a more intimate experience tie up to one of the many buoys or dock overnight with your friends at one of the lowest rates in the Harbour.
Come experience Snuneymuxw's culturally rich history. Saysutshun is a spiritual place to the Snuneymuxw people that held village sites and provided rich natural resources for countless generations.
A Marine Provincial Park since 1961 with a long history of Snuneymuxw presence, coal mining, sandstone quarries, herring fisheries and more, Newcastle Island is now managed by Snuneymuxw First Nation in partnership with BC Parks and the City of Nanaimo.
  • Hike or Bike - on one of the many trails with panoramic views
  • Kayak- around the Island but be sure to come enjoy the many amenities the Island has to offe
  • Explore - tidal pools and beaches, forest ecology or one of the many historic sites including Snuneymuxw village sites, sandstone quarries, fish saltery sites, and coal mine sites
  • Swim- at various locales around the island including sandy Kanaka Bay or Midden Bay, or pebble beaches at Brownie Bay and Mark Bay
  • Replenish - refuel after a busy day exploring the Island at Q'uluc'tun Bistro located in the restored 1930s teahouse in the dance pavilion and enjoy a gourmet meal or hearty snack
  • Celebrate - host your wedding or special event at the Pavilion and enjoy full services and amenities including meals by our executive red seal Chef for up to 220 people
A small foot passenger ferry leaves from downtown Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park daily May through September, running every 30 minutes. It’s a quick 10-minute ride to Newcastle Island.
In the off-season you can arrange a ride to Newcastle Island or private boats can visit year-round at the docks or tie up to one of Mark Bay’s many a mooring buoy.

 I know what these are called  but just cannot remember at this minute I am sure one of you will help me out!!!
 I love the reflection on this shot!!!

 My lunch stop!!!!

 these are really good I think!!!
 Looks like he is tagged!!!

Nanaimo does not get many cruise ships but this one was here for a few hours!!
 Looking at down town!!!

 I really like this one with the mountains, the high rises and the array of yachts!!!

It was a great time out on the water again!!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!!!


Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Sure was a nice day for a kayak trip. Great pictures

Dee Tillotson said...

No doubt, you enjoyed taking the last photo of the lady on the paddle board! The starfish photo was particularly good. It brought back memories of all the beautiful starfish on the reef off of Green Island in northern Australia in December of 1999. However, they were so electric blue, and you could sit on the edge of the reef and play with them all day.

mexicokid said...

I could tell you what lady?? doubt you would believe me!!! yes the star fish are awesome thanks and thanks Pete for all the comments I often wonder why Kevin get 30 comments a day and me hardly any I guess I am more boring cheers L

Dee Tillotson said...

"wonder why Kevin get 30 comments a day . . ." There is an old adage that states "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it." Remember, there are two people responding to each and everyone of those comments every day, and that takes a lot of time.

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