Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Scooterbob has come out of winter hibernation!

ScooterBob at Esquimalt Lagoon, we just happened to look down and found the heart shaped rock!
Last summer when I received ScooterBob it was high summer, and I was busy teaching, and  off on some riding vacation jaunts where there wasn't a lot of space to carry SB along.  I also was struggling a little bit with the emotions of it all.  So to that end ScooterBob has been hibernating the winter away beside my helmet in my cozy basement, but I could hear stirrings downstairs and it was SB saying "Hey I want to go on adventures!" 

Off we went to Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood, BC, Canada, with pink crocs in toe :)
There are some amazing beach art sculptures popping up along the beach, each  made with driftwood and goodies found on the beach.
I was so lucky last night, I happened upon the artist Paul Lewis. he was building another creation.  He was so gracious and we chatted a bit.  There are several of his pieces of art adorning the beach.  ScooterBob and I checked them out!

I love the raven, ScooterBob posing in the nest in with the eggs.

                                                           Blue Heron
Esquimalt Lagoon is a bird sanctuary and it is teeming with blue heron, trumpeter swans, Canadian geese, eagles, and of course everyone's favourite the flying poop machine - seagulls.
                  Trumpeter swan
Enjoying the view out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca towards Port Angeles in the waning sunshine approaching twilight.
The majestic bald eagle.
Canadian Goose
The incredible raven
The flying poop machine aka seagull - Most Victorian's have a love-hate relationship with seagulls.
Hanging out with the eagle
Hitching a ride with the Trumpeter Swan
Nesting with the Canadian Goose
Our last shot of the evening was back in the wee bit of sunshine left at the Blue Heron nest.
ScooterBob will be going on a few more adventures. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Travels of Scooterbob, a tiny wooden Vespa goes around the World

made with Travelerspoint

Back in October 2014 the moto-blogger community had learned the sad news about the passing of Bob Leong, the host of this blog. Bob loved to meet and get to know new people, and through his blog Wet Coast Scooting, he made friends all over the place. So between friends and followers the idea was born to send off a little wooden Vespa scooter (once owned by Bob) into the world, to be hosted by fellow bloggers as a tribute to celebrate Bob's life.

Departure day (Photo by David from Life on two Wheels)

And so it came that a little wooden trinket began its travels from Canada's west to the east coast, from Florida it got shipped across the ocean to Europe with stopovers in Germany, England, and France. Scooterbob continued its journey in Australia and New Zealand, before heading back to the UK. On returning to North America its destination was once again Florida, then Virginia, from there taken on a vacation on the west coast, it went to Oregon, Washington, and BC, Canada. After Virginia it landed in New Hampshire, then it made its way up to Ontario, Canada, and after it went on a road trip down to Minnesota. Then it got shipped off to Colorado, and was taken on another road trip. After a stint in New Mexico it marched on, off into the great white North that is Alaska, travelled back to Oregon, and has meanwhile landed on Vancouver Island, not far away from home, where it started over three years ago. Scooterbob's travels, a truly amazing Journey.

Now famous, Scooterbob also made an appearance on Ep. 11 of the TV Show Farkle Garage (thanks to Dar, from  Scootermayhem).