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#1 AllseeingEye

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 10:42 PM

So after our first fishing sojourn of 2021 just south of Nanaimo the boys were really hungry so we decided to exit the back country and invade civilized society; our initial target was the very well known Crow & Gate pub/dining establishment in Cedar but we were in no mood to wait the 45 minutes to be seated - that place was PACKED.

 

So we opted to backtrack about 5 minutes up the road and were we ever glad we did; we found an excellent neighborhood pub called the Wheatsheaf Pub - wowza! Excellent and very tasty food, nice atmosphere and relatively inexpensive.

 

Basically if you look at a map of the Nanaimo region its south of the city directly opposite the Cinnabar Valley across the island highway, on Cedar Rd in Cedar proper.

 

Interestingly its the first pub/restaurant I have been to since Covid where social distancing included ensuring parties were seated at least one seat away even from the rest of your party so in our case the four of us were seated at a table set for six people. Awesome wIngs.....!

 

If you need to get out from between your four walls for some 'sane' sanity time, and are ok driving for an hour this one is well worth the effort IMO. Its not remotely fancy - we were still in our fishing gear and fit right in :) - but in my experience those are by far the best places for really good grub and a cold grog....

 

https://wheatsheaf-p...medium=referral


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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 07:24 AM

Awesome! Thanks for the tip ASE.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 08:54 AM

Crow & Gate in the summer is great, one of our destination spots, 10 min drive from our cabin...excellent garden seating. 

 

Maybe we should do a thread on great places to explore or eat within a 2-3 hour drive on the Island for the better weather as we arent going to be flying anywhere soon.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 08:59 AM

Maybe we should do a thread on great places to explore or eat within a 2-3 hour drive on the Island for the better weather as we arent going to be flying anywhere soon.

 

lots of domestic flights available.  no quarantine or testing required.



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 09:18 AM

lots of domestic flights available.  no quarantine or testing required.

 

Trying to remain within our Health Region as recommended


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 09:27 AM

Trying to remain within our Health Region as recommended

 

i don't really see the difference between you getting or giving the virus in chemainus or calgary.



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 09:28 AM

Trying to remain within our Health Region as recommended


And only with your immediate household of course ;)
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Posted 28 February 2021 - 09:29 AM

i don't really see the difference between you getting or giving the virus in chemainus or calgary.

 

For that matter, Fairfield to Sidney...  :1954_dancing:


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 09:30 AM

or douglas to gorge as opposed to douglas to cook.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 08:58 PM

And only with your immediate household of course ;)

Tell that to ASE, apparently he has a lot of fishermen living with him. :1954_dancing:


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#11 AllseeingEye

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 10:30 PM

Tell that to ASE, apparently he has a lot of fishermen living with him. :1954_dancing:

 

Fishermen are good folks, hard workers, early risers, generally low maintenance and if you're lucky they bring home dinner for you.


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Posted 01 March 2021 - 03:09 AM

The Crow and Gate is a treasure.  My only wish is that is was a LOT closer such that I could walk there, have some beer, and walk home.


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Posted 01 March 2021 - 10:20 AM

Fishermen are good folks, hard workers, early risers, generally low maintenance and if you're lucky they bring home dinner for you.

 

When not napping, of course.  :rtfm:


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#14 AllseeingEye

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 11:25 AM

When not napping, of course.  :rtfm:

 

I never nap.....I'm merely inspecting the inside of my eyelids....



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Posted 01 March 2021 - 08:51 PM

Fishermen are good folks, hard workers, early risers, generally low maintenance and if you're lucky they bring home dinner for you.

Ya lost me at "early risers."


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#16 AllseeingEye

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 09:25 PM

Ya lost me at "early risers."

 

The only time it really hurts is on the camping trips to the back country especially as we get older - lots of good food, plenty of booze and whatever else some of the guys happen to pack, and very late nights engaged in deep (usually less than coherent) conversation solving the mysteries of the universe....and then having to roll out of the sleeping bag at 3:45am. Not going to lie...at that very instant....you hate the fish. All fish. Intensely. But once you get moving its all good. Well, mostly. 


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