Saturday, October 23, 2010

Serenity

I'm still trying to hang on to the relaxed pace of last Tuesday's excursion.  You'd think that a walk through the farm fields couldn't be topped but...well, you be the judge.


We headed off to find lunch in the village - and what else would it be but fish and chips?  Actually, I had a salmon taco (yum!)  from a place right on the water, floating beside the fish boats.


We had some company.  OK, he was really looking for a handout but we'd read the strict warning signs everywhere. 


Since a walk is a good thing after lunch, we decided to walk over to the shorewalk and piers.  Once this area was all net lofts, shipyards, and canneries. Now, some of the old buildings have been restored  (or are in the process) and volunteers give tours of a few.  Cannery fixtures and machinery have been given new function r just used as art.


Others were looking for some sunshine and scenery, too.


This is a new addition to the display.  These houses have been restored from their days in service when the shipbuilding,  fishery and salmon canneries were a booming business.   These were all stilt house built over the Fraser river - which is tidal.  At the end is a bunkhouse for cannery workers. This wasn't really that far back in history but all evidence could have been lost.



I'm happy it wasn't.  This is a very comfortable place to walk through on your way to the main street and the markets.  There are a lot of new residences being built behind this area - it really tempts us to move here.  Did I mention there's a a couple of great yarn stores in this village?

10 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

That looks so calm and serene. Not surprised you're tempted!

Ginny said...

I love the first picture with the great reflections. Also the cool birds. My but that gull looks rather pompous, doesn't he? Either that, or puffed up and cold. Is that a tugboat? What a wonderful place to walk around, and fresh fish from right there, heaven! Now how far away from you is all this?

Stephanie V said...

Ginny - It's a fishboat. Steveston is about an hour's drive - and a world away - from us.

Rose said...

Ooh, that looks like a wonderful place. I always opt for waterfront! Did you visit the yarn shops??

April said...

Lovely scenes, also lovely pictures of the snow geese.

Mimi said...

I'd be tempted to move there too!
Beautiful place, beautiful photos. And I love the idea of volunteers giving the tours- often thought they should do that in Ireland.

Stephanie V said...

Rose - Of course, I have to check out what's new in the yarn shops.

Mimi - it works best in the summer season, I think.

Rudee said...

It's so beautiful and peaceful looking. I'm glad you're continuing your quest for serenity this week.

Angie said...

Looks like a great place to live! But a visit is nearly as good.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that looks like a great day out, and a one to be enjoyed by all.

Gill

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