Gretchen Markle

Travel Blog

(posted on 24 Sep 2016)

Thank goodness we went to the park yesterday. Today was a total washout. Lots of rain, sideways rain, coming down in buckets at times. There's no way we could have heard birds, let alone find them. And there's no way I could have painted.

It was definitely an indoor day. So I baked bread and made soup.

Here's another sketch from yesterday. I tried to capture the feel of the bush down along the creek at Tawharanui:

Bush at Tawharanui


We don't realize just how lucky we are on Vancouver Island with our great selection of produce and a choice of wonderful breads from all kinds of artisan bakeries. Good bread is hard to find down here. If we want decent, substantial bread for my sweetie, I have to bake it. Back to the skills I learned years ago...