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#621 LJ

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 07:24 PM

My mom lives there and has been somewhat trapped by the pandemic but at the same time I know that she is likely safe there too. Such a wonderful place really. 

Unless you need to go to the hospital.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#622 todd

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 10:07 PM

Is it the same loophole for Point Roberts as it is for Alaska to get out of COVID restrictions?

#623 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 02:00 AM

Is it the same loophole for Point Roberts as it is for Alaska to get out of COVID restrictions?

 

it might be but most americans living in pr are used to doing business in canada not the usa.   and businesses there overwhelmingly serve canadian customers in normal times.


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#624 G-Man

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 05:54 AM

^ This is completely accurate and often misunderstood.

A good example is when BC changed its liquor laws in 1986 it actually killed the bars in Point Roberts.
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#625 G-Man

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:10 AM

You can read my latest article on The Capital about Beacon Hill Park

https://www.capnews....tent-encampment
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#626 G-Man

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 10:33 AM

My latest blog post is on Sidney Island. Let me know what you think. https://www.sidewalk...rias-easy-idyll
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#627 G-Man

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:07 AM

A new post is up on Sidewalking Victoria, this time I am taking on the misuse of a public resource: Parking!

https://www.sidewalk...king-zones-free

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#628 todd

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 08:23 AM

My latest blog post is on Sidney Island. Let me know what you think. https://www.sidewalk...rias-easy-idyll

left out the bomb shelter

 

 

 

 

OK here is the secret to a $27 vacation.

Next summer when the Alpine ferry is traveling between the Sidney Pier and Sidney Island you have to lay down $20 a head for a round trip ticket.

Take a tent and some grub with you and camp out at the park. You can reserve if you want. The camping fees are a little less than $14 so if there is two of you that is $7 a head.

This is one of the nicest spots on the planet.

Check this out.

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Or this

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Here is a shot of some of the camping spots.

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There are lots of areas to explore like this bunker.

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Or just marvel at the landscape.

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#629 G-Man

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 10:28 AM

Oh wow yeah did not see that thing at all.

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#630 Sparky

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 01:28 PM

^^ ah the old photo bucket days.
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Posted 14 September 2020 - 01:37 PM

Funny story about Sidney Island.

When the kids were small we loaded up our small runabout with tents, dogs, and whatever else we could carry and head for the nice west beach just south of the dock.

Once the camp was set up we would throw out the crab trap and boil up some water.

Everyone that walked by would be offered some free freshly boiled crab from the “Crab Cafe”. We made a bench and a table out of drift wood, the beach fire was crackling and the beachcombers thought they had gone to heaven.

Great way to spend a weekend.
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#632 G-Man

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 08:08 PM

That is amazing. There was definitely no cafe open when I was there.

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#633 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:28 AM

Just finished my latest article, this time on things to do in Point Roberts, Washington this time of year. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...n-in-the-spring

 

 

 

On-season, Point Roberts hosts up to 6,000 people, which drops to about 1,250 in the off-season. And since the closure of the border, he estimates there are now between 800 and 900 people left.

Right now, there are five gas stations to serve fewer than a thousand people, one grocery store that, at its peak, would serve 5,000 customers a day, an empty marina, many closed businesses including the golf course, one bank that announced it will close in December and one restaurant.

Every morning, Calder heads over to the Saltwater Cafe for breakfast — Point Roberts' last restaurant standing — but that's something that could soon change, too.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...covid-1.5740806



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:30 PM

 

On-season, Point Roberts hosts up to 6,000 people, which drops to about 1,250 in the off-season. And since the closure of the border, he estimates there are now between 800 and 900 people left.

Right now, there are five gas stations to serve fewer than a thousand people, one grocery store that, at its peak, would serve 5,000 customers a day, an empty marina, many closed businesses including the golf course, one bank that announced it will close in December and one restaurant.

Every morning, Calder heads over to the Saltwater Cafe for breakfast — Point Roberts' last restaurant standing — but that's something that could soon change, too.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...covid-1.5740806

 

Ghost towns can be a big tourist attraction 3 Valley Gap, etc.


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#635 G-Man

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 08:46 PM

I think that Point Bob will have a little trouble in the short term but after COVID it will eventually bounce back. It has been hard having my parents there during this and I am looking forward to getting back soon. If Biden wins I think the border will open sooner so fingers crossed. 


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#636 G-Man

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 08:30 PM

If you thought that residential parking may have been too controversial wait till you read my latest post, this time I will let you know my favourite pizza slice place in downtown Victoria!

 

https://www.sidewalk...wntown-victoria


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#637 G-Man

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 08:38 PM

My latest post is up on Sidewalking Victoria, this time on my recent trip to Ucluelet. Have a read and let me know what great places I missed so I can start planning my next trip there!

 

https://www.sidewalk...elet-and-tofino


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#638 G-Man

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:15 PM

New post up, this time on the Uptown-Douglas plan in Saanich. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...-to-define-that


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#639 G-Man

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 09:00 PM

The latest post is up. This time I look at opportunities to stay out of the rain in the rainy season. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...he-rainy-season


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#640 G-Man

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 09:54 PM

New post up on the evils of development and those evil people that develop. Let me know your thoughts!

 

https://www.sidewalk...hey-got-so-evil


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