July 12, 2016

Mmmm! An Alluring Bouquet!

Follow us on Facebook! Wine talk is lost on most people. Mention of nose and palate can be Greek to the average wine drinker. Knowledge of wines takes some time and study. I confess to knowing very little about wines except a very subjective, “Mmmm that tastes good,” or “Nah!  Don’t care for that one.” But after a visit to the Averill Creek Vineyard on Vancouver Island in June, I know a little more than I did before. The winery is located just north of Duncan. Take Highway 1 to Cowichan Valley Highway which is also Highway 18, and head north. Turn right at N Road followed by a left at North Road which…

May 19, 2016

The Historic Kinsol Trestle

Follow us on Facebook! If you’re a railroad buff and visiting Vancouver Island, you might want to check out the historic Kinsol Trestle. It is a restored railroad trestle on the old abandoned CN Rail line and now part of the Trans Canada Trail. The trestle is truly a marvel to see. The largest railroad trestle in the British Commonwealth and one of the largest in the world, it stands 145 feet above the Koksilah River with a span of 614 feet (0.187 km). It is also notable for its seven degree curve. It is fairly easy to get to – just 48 kilometres from Victoria, British Columbia, about an hour…