Yay! The RV is fixed! What a relief.
When we got to the dealership to drop off the RV today, the part hadn’t arrived yet which was a bit worrying.
Instead of just waiting around there, we went to a small park that I had intended to see during our previous stay in Nanaimo. Neck Point Park is just a short distance from Piper’s Lagoon.
We parked in the main lot and stuck to the trails on the shoreline. The trails are very easy. Whenever there is a climb, there are steps and boardwalks.
Indian Beach didn’t look like it had much beachcombing possibilities so we just walked by.
From here we could see some of the shacks on Shack Island near Piper’s Lagoon.
We couldn’t see the mountains on the coast but there were some nice puffy clouds.
Lots of big yachts going by.
Next up was the neck at the point. There are actually two necks, out to two rocky outcroppings. The right one is only there at low tide.
The view back from the left one.
We found an interesting plant as we explored the outcrop.
Some of the ends were all foamy. This picture is a bit out of focus but you get the idea.
The view from the right outcrop.
And a photosphere from here.
Back down on the “beach” there are always treasures to be found.
A seaweed salad for lunch.
And a crab salad for dinner.
Onward, around the corner to Lost Beach.
I thought this log looked like a happy whale.
It had some interesting holes that really showed the rings.
Jennie liked all the patterns in this old root.
We had lunch at a lookout over the cliffs.
This beautiful iridescent bug certainly had no fear. We first saw it on my shirt. Jennie flicked it off onto the ground. Next thing we know it is on her shirt. Back to the ground. Now my pants. Ground. I even stamped my foot just in front of it but not even a flinch. It finally flew off.
Last up was Sunset Beach. It was almost exactly low tide now.
More treasures to be found.
A spooky face, maybe.
On the trail back across the point we passed a fairy door.
You are supposed to add a treasure if you take a treasure.
There were a group of school kids there. I think there was a bit more taking than giving. One kid gave a rock.
Back at the parking lot I realized that there is no cell coverage in the park so the dealer couldn’t call us if the part had not come in. We had nothing else to do so we drove back to the dealer to wait.
When we got there the RV had been turned around from how I left it, which was a good sign. It turns out that it had just been finished so we just had to wait for the paper work.
Since it was still early I called the Honda dealer on the off chance that we might be able get it fixed as well. Alas, they didn’t have the part and couldn’t get it until Friday.
After dinner, back at the campground, we decided to walk around and check out some of the more permanent sites.
This one almost had a formal garden, with a lawn and pruned shrubbery.
This nearby one, not so much.
Tomorrow morning we are catching the 7:45 am ferry to start the mad dash to the cottage.