Gabriola Island

My friend lives near the Malaspina Galleries on Gabriola Island. This wave like rock formation is made by salt water spray that penetrates the rock, expands and shatters off small shards of rock, undercutting the face of what was once, long long ago, a cliff. They haven’t changed dramatically in at least over 250 years. We chuckled later when we realised we were under the snow laden rock when an earthquake rumbled not far off. We thankfully didn’t feel it.

Gabriola Island

Heading out to the point to walk around and see the galleries:

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Past the danger sign:

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The roof overhangs about 6-8 feet at least. (Now if there was only some holds to climb on…) It was SO cold with the wind blowing. Can you see it in my face?

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Some of the salt water dripped in holes:

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Walking home for hot chocolate. Steve pulling the skiing stroller:

Gabriola Island

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12 Responses to Malaspina Galleries

  1. Katherine says:

    I have never seen, nor even heard of, a skiing stroller. I think that is JUST SO COOL. Not to mention, ya know, your geologic wonders… It looks like you live in such a beautiful and interesting place. :)

  2. Sophia Sunshine says:

    Alright! We get to visit the galleries vicariously through you! Thanks Annie.

  3. Penelope says:

    Oh wow, that is so cool! Adding that spot to my places to visit list!

  4. Annie says:

    Yes please- All of you consider visiting. How I would love that… and did I mention we have room? L- Our visit next time, simply must be longer.

    My stroller is really cool, it skiis, has a hiking package (backpack style straps to pull it), hooks up to our bike and has off road and city wheels. We love it, but mostly when we ski with it. ;-)

  5. Sophia Sunshine says:

    Totally unrelated to this post – I noticed there’s a sale on until tomorrow at Avellana. Soap nuts, amber necklaces and everything else I looked at.

    I was hoping for a longer visit this time too. Damned weather! It was nice to meet J and K too. I hope you enjoy my oaty oatmeal. The store here was out of buckwheat and quinoa flakes so there’s way more oat than I usually like but it still works. Have a good day!

  6. Annie says:

    Thanks, I’ll go there now.

    We ate some of your cereal yesterday! I warmed ricemilk with maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and sliced apple and then added the cereal and some oats. It was very yummy!

  7. Gabriolan says:

    I enjoy seeing where you get to on your Gabriola visits. And what a cool stroller!

  8. Rebecca says:

    Wow, what an amazing place and what a great stroller! I’m guessing you were very grateful for the hot chocolate when you got in out of the cold! My baby seems to hate the cold with a passion – no matter how many layers I wrap her up in, she wails and wails until she’s back in the warm! Oh well, I’m hoping she’ll learn to love the outdoors, whatever the weather!
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  9. Annie says:

    Hi Gabriolan! I wonder if we know each other? :)

    Oh no, Rebecca! When my babies were small and out of the cold they were only happy in a sling/beco inside my jacket. Have you tried this? My husband bought me my down coat when I was pregnant with my daughter so it’s bigger than I’d normally wear. They love being close to my warmth and being able to hide from the cool air. I did this with my daughter even when she wasn’t a tiny baby anymore! Enjoying the outdoors is essential for us as well!

  10. Rebecca says:

    Hi Annie – yep, we used to carry her in a sling when she was small (which she and I both loved!) but she’s too big for it now. We have a backpack carrier now but she’s pretty exposed when she’s in it and wails if the cold wind blows on her face. I’m considering knitting her some sort of balaclava that only has two small holes for her eyes but covers the rest of her face…. I’m getting desperate! :)

  11. Gabriolan says:

    I don’t think we’ve met, Annie. But now that I’ve discovered interesting content on your website, I’ll keep an eye out for you on Gabriola. If I spot you anywhere, I’ll be sure to say hello.

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