Tuesday, March 31, 2009


My blog post yesterday was already too long, so I waited to tell you about this part of my road trip home on Sunday.

I had driven into Chemainus for breakfast after watching the barge dump, and, as I was driving back up to the highway from Chemainus, I glanced over to the left -- and noticed a LOT of water through the trees. Now, I've been to Chemainus lots of times, and I was thinking to myself, "the harbour doesn't come THAT far in..." The more I thought about it, the more I realized I was looking at a LAKE.

I've lived on Vancouver Island for almost 40 years. I've been down that road to Chemainus dozens of times. I've even noticed a road going off the highway called 'Fuller Lake Road' and been aware that a large white building there is called the Fuller Lake Rec Centre.

How on earth did it never occur to me that there is a FULLER LAKE?

Well, I found it day before yesterday, and it's a delightful spot. Grassy areas to picnic on, at least two playgrounds for kids, a tennis court, a beach volleyball court, a dive platform, and a boat launch. Lovely!

An hour's drive away!

And ... you folks are so funny. I got one comment and two private emails yesterday asking for details about that ball of yarn I purchased. It was a 3.5 ounce cake, actually (1000 yards or so), of a mohair silk boucle blend in a fuschia/bluey/lavendar colorway, and I have no idea what I'll do with it. It's just sitting on my desk being admired right now.


Esther V. said...

THANKS Marilyn...I will definitley take my grandkids there when I'm at their place in Duncan...what a find!
Great colours in your new yarn purchase.

Anonymous said...

OK, I left a comment here earlier but I think my computer ate it :(

Great finds, both the lake and the yarn.


Natalie B said...

I bought something similar to that in a different colourway that I just made a simple rectangular shawl with (you could make a triangle shawl instead). It turned out quite lovely, and is nice and warm. Feel free to check out on my Ravelry if you like! (username nataliebknits)