The next stop was Chemainus, a charming town know for it’s murals:
It seems that every shop has a mural in Chemainus, including the Post Office:
Then we stopped at the beach:
Love this guy:
It was a beautiful sunny day. Watching the families play and looking out at the bay it was a nice stop to sit and just soak up the sun. Also to have a lovely conversation with my friend who had moved to the area a few years before. It was a similar story to mine and he loved the change in lifestyle, the pace, the weather, the diversity of things to do in the area. He was a wonderful guide for the day, filling me in on things to do, some history and interesting tid bits about the area.
Thank you Rob!
It’s also a reminder that if you are going somewhere, to visit or to live and you know somebody there contact them! There was a time when I wouldn’t have felt that I knew Rob well enough to bother him but if travel has taught me anything it is if you know somebody reach out and say hello. Nine times out of ten they will be happy to see you and show you around, people are generally pretty awesome and if you don’t know them well it’s an opportunity to get to know them better!
Also in Chemainus there was a car show with some pretty awesome vintage cars:
And Skulls! (I thought they were very cool…..)