Sunday, June 24, 2012

Last week was

Father's day and we started out our day by going out for breakfast


We could have gone anywhere, but I didn't feel like lining up and fight for parking, so we just went to our usual place for my eggs benedict. During good weather we go out more often to enjoy the day. During times of bad weather we stay home and make our own meals.

I like it when I don't have to drive

Relaxing in the passenger seat

While Father's day was actually on Sunday, our daughter invited the family over for my special dinner on Saturday night, and our granddaughter was in charge of making


her most excellent dessert. For dinner on Sunday I was treated to a home-made prawn dinner


we prepare very simple meals, just prawns over lettuce


Stir fried prawns with lots of cilantro (my favourite), and lots of lemon juice, with a coke float for dessert

We are in the midst of a renovation and all of our junk was piled/stored in my carport, which has limited access. Right now all of our vehicles have to be parked on the street so I have no covered parking for a few months. Even my V-strom is out on the street so I purchased a bike cover to keep it hidden. I spent some time trying to clean up an area so I could park my bike undercover. I have just enough room to ride it on the sidewalk, between the houses


In the process of tidying up, sorting and throwing stuff away I came across a small bird's nest. It is probably a sparrow, or other small bird and it looks like 5 or 6 eggs have recently hatched.


I didn't wish to disturb them and I noticed the mother bird flying around waiting for me to leave. I made a little noise and immediately 5 or 6 beaks were opening and closing looking for food


I think they were about a day old. This gives me an excuse to not clean up anymore, as I don't want the mother bird to abandon her babies.

I have passed this Steveston Harbour sign many times, but today I stopped for a photo


It wasn't a great day and rain was forecast. We have had torrential rains for the past few weeks and there is lots of pooling water



  1. So sweet! What a nice day you had!

    And loved the "feet leading the way" shot!

    1. Deb:

      I also like it when my feet lead the way. They know where to go

  2. Great stuff Bob. Eggs Benedict, imagine that. It was always my favorite too and I have found a yummy way for a vegan version and we make it quite often for dinner.

    Are your renovations extra indoor space or is that a garage going up in the backyard? If Mrs. Skoot is building you a dog house, that is a pretty big one.

    1. Trobairitz:

      You get much more globs of Hollandaise sauce when you make it at home. but when you see how much butter you need perhaps a smaller sauce portion is better for your health. Are shrimps considered Vegan ? how about crab meat ?

  3. Looks like it was a great day! The little nest is so beautiful!

    1. Dar:

      I wanted to do a video of those little mouths reaching up into the air "gasping for food" but I noticed the mother bird getting ansy, so I thought better to leave them alone. We had little ones last year before they learned how to fly and one fell out of their next when their nest was in our carport.

  4. Why is it whenever I read your blog I end up hungry?

    1. Canajun:

      I get hungry looking at food too. You're not the only one. If you go to ride reports on you will notice that it is a requirement to post food photos when touring . . . There is also a food thread of good places to eat

  5. I think we need a little more info about what's going on with the construction...

  6. Nice of you to build guest housing with an attached shop...

    1. Richard:

      You're welcome, anytime. I don't have enough tools to fill a shop

    2. Bob

      If we all contributed one tool each you could fill 2 shops!

  7. Eggs Benedict, my favorite breakfast! I love the birdies too! So precious! Happy you had a great day and good luck on the renovations.

    1. Katy:

      For some reason I always order Eggs Benedicts and I know it's better to make them at home because you get more sauce, but when the weather is nice, I'd rather be out than stay at home

      the birdies were a surprise. There was another crate on top which I moved, then saw them. I don't want to scare them away but I can't help but keep looking in on them to make sure they are okay, not that I could do anything about it . . .