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Fanny Bay

North of Parksville on Vancouver Island, Fanny Bay sits opposite Denman Island. It’s a place you might drive through without stopping if you weren’t aware that it’s famous for oysters. The Pacific oyster is exported all over the world and the oyster farms, unlike salmon farms, don’t harm the environment. Continue reading Fanny Bay

A Free Feast

While descending to the rocky shoreline on our Gowlland Tod Provincial Park hike, I wandered over a beach covered in pebbles and shells. I didn’t notice what lay over the boulders at first. I was too busy studying a starfish half hidden amongst the rocks. Continue reading A Free Feast

The last word on Trinco

Photo courtesy: Indi Samarajiva – Wikimedia Commons

Trincomalee was memorable for the families I met. There were two other reasons I’d rather forget that I also connect to the town. One happened while I strolled along the harbourside heading towards a shop to buy butter. Continue reading The last word on Trinco

Oyster Bay – no oysters, only soft sand

Photo courtesy: mwanasimba, Wikamedia.org

Oyster Bay was a short drive from downtown Dar es Salaam where Indian Ocean winds washed over the sandy beach.

I used to mooch into the Oyster Bay Hotel poised across the road. Waiting to dock in the harbour were tankers anchored off shore, lit up like distant, silent cities.