The Island or Where I Live
I currently live in a small town called Comox on Vancouver Island. This is the place to be if you like the outdoors as the weather is moderate most of the year and we are only minutes drive to the mountains for skiing in winter (where I can never decide on xcountry or downhill, both are so much fun) or hiking in the summer.
Right in the town is a river that you can swim in or have a wonderfully lazy float down on an inner tube on those hot summer days. Comox is on a penninsula so there are many excellent beaches nearby for swimming, tanning or beachcombing. Since I have lived there for six years now I have collected many shell and rock "treasures". There are also a few really clear cool lakes in the area for a refreshing dip or even fishing.
I commute to another city about an hour away, Nanaimo, for work. There I stay at an rv park on a lake. This lake is nice but I tend towards the pool instead, which is warmer. Nanaimo is a pretty nice city, certainly with lots of good shopping malls.
I used to live in VIctoria, also on Vancouver Island and about 2 1/2 hrs south of Comox. There is tons of stuff to do in Victoria, beaches, great hotels and restaurants, golf, shopping, and of course sightseeing. I have family still there so go visiting about once a month.
Thats my island in a nutshell, there is of course so much more but it is impossible to describe it all.
Sadly, we are moving from our island to the big city of Calgary. Hopefully we will love it there - so many people tell me it is a great city to live in. Strange thing is they all live here now???The adventure continues.......