Shellfish Everywhere

It has been another amazing week here on Vancouver Island. This hot weather is both a blessing and a curse as the forest is very dry & we are working hard to conserve water. But when that sun shines…oh my, nothing can beat a day by the water.

This weekend wrapped up the BC Shellfish Festival here in the Comox Valley, two weeks of events celebrating the shellfish industry here. We had the pleasure of taking in a few events, and enjoyed learning more about the oyster industry and what is happening literally on the beach in front of us everyday! We discovered at the end of our neighbourhood, there is a very large operation that is producing all kinds of shellfish…who knew? Its almost as if the ocean is a giant blanket that keeps its secrets covered, allowing us a peek when the tide goes out. Big thanks for Gordy at Mac’s Oysters for a fabulous tour. If you come to visit, he has said he would love to do a private tour!

Also went on a boat to tour Hollie Wood Oyster farm and saw the farm action in the water. So much to learn…and taste.

Wrapped up the week at the Comox By the Sea Celebration, a lovely afternoon at the historic Filberg Lodge.

As it goes here in the valley, when one festival ends, another begins. This coming week signals the start of Courtenay’s Centennial Celebrations. We are anxiously waiting for the Vancouver Island Music Fest July 10 -12. One of the best music festivals we have even attended. Watch for updates on 2016’s festival dates and plan your trip for next summer. This event is a sell out every year and features some of the best names in the music business, as well as many new, undiscovered, soon to be favourites.

Tall Cedars is proving to be very popular and we are grateful for your support. Keep those “Likes” coming on FB, share with your friends and please, come see us! Its going to be an amazing summer, and judging by the number of blossoms, we are in for a bumper crop of blackberries this year!!

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