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Old 05-11-2015, 03:03 PM   #21
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Didn't want to be off topic, so I started a new thread instead of posting to View from Rear Window.
Being retired, I shot this picture from my zero gravity chair on site at Qualicum First Nation Campground near Qualicum Bay. There are eagles, gulls, seals, numerous other birds and some flying ants here. Leslie claimed she saw a whale.
We have water and power and there is a free sani-dump on site for $35 a night.
Ferry fare to get to the island, tug and trailer and two seniors ( midweek ) was $161.

Is this a cg one is likely to need reservations well ahead of time .....in fall or spring ?
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:52 PM   #22
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Nope. No reservation. It is a reservation.
I asked if they were expecting crowds next weekend ( Victoria Day long weekend ) and was told they just don't know. Used to do $20,000 weekends, but not lately. I think the ferry fare has a lot to do with that.

We came back on Saturday. Got charged $144.30 for 34' Oversize Vehicle, $33.80 for two adults, $1.85 fuel rebate and 30 cents Port Fee for a total of $176.55. Heading over, I got charged for a 35' trailer and tow as clerk rounded up instead of down ( cost $150.65 ). So, best round down yourself.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:02 PM   #23
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just out of curiosity gbaglo, what was the intended topic for this post?
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:10 PM   #24
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Nothing really. I just didn't want to post in the View from Rear Window, since it wasn't.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #25
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Nope. No reservation. It is a reservation.
I asked if they were expecting crowds next weekend ( Victoria Day long weekend ) and was told they just don't know. Used to do $20,000 weekends, but not lately. I think the ferry fare has a lot to do with that.

We came back on Saturday. Got charged $144.30 for 34' Oversize Vehicle, $33.80 for two adults, $1.85 fuel rebate and 30 cents Port Fee for a total of $176.55. Heading over, I got charged for a 35' trailer and tow as clerk rounded up instead of down ( cost $150.65 ). So, best round down yourself.
Yeah ..it is definitely not a cheap crossing , more worthwhile if one can stay -maybe a couple of weeks . But $35. per night is pretty good , have never paid less than about $45. at West Bay by Victoria . Can't seem to find too much info on the cg itself , do they have washroom with showers ?
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:05 PM   #26
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A washroom with looney showers. I didn't use them, but was told two minutes of hot water for a loon, runs for five ( whatever that means ). Lots of Johnny-on-the-spot crappers sprinkled throughout.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:30 PM   #27
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Thanks for the info ! Hmmm......maybe 2 minutes hot and the rest cold ?
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:43 PM   #28
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Reminds me of Osoyoos,
Don't forget my first loonies for the shower there Gabi, just like last year. BTW, we are bringing you some special teas and spices. See you in 2 weeks plus 2
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Lol .....we will have them !! Special teas and spices - sounds like a nice surprise - we'll look forward to seeing you guys on the Wed . Can't wait !
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Ok, I see a need here, ...back on topic. Got to join in and chirp about the bird shot I got over the weekend at the site we were at... Gilbert Ray State Park, just south of Sonoran Desert NP, north of Old Tucson movie set site. I was set, sitting patiently at the picnic table (blue arrow) with my longest lens, hoping, barely half-expecting, to get even a postage stamp size pix of the birds picking at flowers up top of distant Saguaro cactus (green arrow) when... this bird lands at the Saguaro right above my table! He was almost too close for my lens.
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