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Published: August 15th 2010
The drive back across the island was just as fantastic as it had been on the way over, Kennedy Lake was beautiful to see nestled in the surrounding mountains. We stopped at a pullout to make our dinner and just enjoy the mountains and trees, then carried on to Duncan where we arrived at Eleanor's home just before midnight. Parking the camper in her driveway and heading straight to bed, after a long day and drive.
Friday morning we awoke to find Eleanor had made coffee and breakfast was getting ready, blueberry pancakes and orange juice. Rosemarie Armstong was there from Shelburne so we were able to visit with her as well. After we had eaten, Chris (Eleanor's son) blew up some large tire tubes and we went tubing in the Cowichan river for the afternoon. Another magical experiance, spending time with old friends and just catching up on life. Eleanor lives out in the countryside not far from Duncan and has a small farm, she keeps chickens and turkeys as well as having a cat and a few dogs. Her home is a very welcoming log structure with a timber frame living room added on, and it turns out this
Eleanor's log home and the addition which was put on by my cousin Clifford.... how funny is that!!
was done by my cousin Clifford who we had just been visiting. During the school year Eleanor teaches in Duncan in the special ed area, so we had lots to talk about. Rosemary is a retired school principal and now has an art gallery as well as a picture framing business which keeps her busy. Jim and I left there late in the afternoon and headed to Victoria to visit with Will Pegg, another friend from Orangeville. We are quite enjoying this travelling around visiting with old friends.
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