Duncan is the main town in the area and has a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.
I was a bit worried about parking but there is an old railway line that runs right through downtown. It is now a park with parking all along the edge.
When I looked at the town square, on google maps, it looked pretty small so my expectations were rather low. It turns out that they closed a couple of the neighbouring streets so I would guess that there were about 50 booths.
We were serenaded by a local band. Someone said they played a piece by Lady Gaga, but how would I know.
This guy looked quite bored.
Some interesting booths but not very many interesting places to eat, which is what we look for. The produce is too expensive for us and we would have nowhere to put any of the artists work.
There are a lot of wineries in the area so they had some tasting booths. There are always the usual soap and artisanal this and that booths.
I always love the flower booths.
I succumbed to a lemon current scone at a bake shop and a “100 mile dawg”. I should have asked about the name.
The town clock struck 11 just as we were done. As you can see, it seems that our clear skies are gone for a while.
Duncan is known as the city of totems. There are 40 totem poles on display at various parks and streets around downtown. We walked around to check out a few of them.
I am going to include a lot of pictures, which might get boring, but it’s my blog and I like them.
There was an alleyway with some pictures and the history of the local Chinatown, which no longer exists.
The next one is supposed to be the widest one in the world at almost 6 feet in diameter. The tree was 750 years old.
Another, beside an interesting government building.
Some of them were in kind of plain locations, like this one in front of a low office building.
A wall of a building with painted on windows.
The Centennial Pole with the back and the front done in different people’s styles.
More in the park along the railway track.
I love to look at the faces.
OK, enough totem poles.
We did a bit of shopping and then hit the Duncan Visitor’s center to load up on brochures.
Nearby was the Somenos Marsh Open Air Classroom.
It is really just a boardwalk with information signs about the animal and plant species you might find.
If you made a contribution, you could get your name on a board.
Lots of very fragrant wild roses.
For a marsh, we saw absolutely no standing water.
We did some final grocery shopping and then headed home.