Boatbuilding Blog

June 3, 2013

Nanaimo

Filed under: Longer Trips — tomlarkin @ 11:30 pm

I could imagine living in Nanaimo. It’s a real city (second-largest on Vancouver Island, after Victoria), but feels very accessible, with lots of restaurants and little stores. It’s also got an amazing waterfront and some great parks. It reminds me of an upscale Bellingham.  I’ve spent two nights here. Today I rode my bike all around town, which is very hilly.

I thought these guys were pulling me over as I entered the harbor, but they went on past. my favorite colors!
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They are giving me the eyeball on the way past.
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Newcastle Island is a beautiful park, and protects the harbor on the North. The city in the background.
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They used to quarry grindstones here (as well as coal, which gave the island it’s name). Some remnants.
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The harbor has a row-up floating pub.
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I found some old totem poles rotting away quietly in a park.
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An eagle holding a fish.
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I ended the day with a salad and a burger, and a beer.
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