Storms Batter Port Renfrew

Power outages Thursday, Friday and Sunday, trees down all over the place as the remnants of Typhoon Songda made landfall Saturday night. As I returned to Port Renfrew late Sunday afternoon the road from Sooke looked much like it did on my trip out Saturday morning. There was evidence of about a half dozen trees Read more…

Pacheedaht Community Hit hard by Songda

Saturday night’s storm hit the Pacheedaht community especially hard. All roads were passable but along Deering Road it meant dodging some fallen trees and passing under another. At the entrance to Elliotsville this one also hung over the road. By the entrance to the campground poles were broken and lines down and one tree was Read more…

Port Renfrew Sour Dough

Although my sourdough starter is many years old I call this Port Renfrew Sourdough because the technique I now use for all my bread was developed at the cottage in Port Renfrew in the spring of 2016. My starter also developed a more aggressive character at that time which may be due to a local Read more…

What’s Blooming in June

As the spring flowers wane berries take center stage in my foraging but there are still some impressive colours out there. The best show is down at Ferry Lake where the water lilies are at their best. Daisies, fireweed and buttercups are in full bloom. Clover cling to the rocks at Adzehead. It has been Read more…