We took our visitors on my favourite hike to Mermaid Cove. Ferns, lichen covered logs, fungi, hanging moss and towering trees make for an interesting walk. Eventually, the sea can be glimpsed through the trees until finally it opens up to a small cove. I had just said how much I loved the location when zap, out of nowhere came a very angry wasp who proceeded to sting me on the ankle.
As I react badly to stings I went in to full panic mode. Fortunately the ever resourceful guide leader daughter remained calm, whipped out a credit card, removed the sting and poured ice cold water over the site. Then the Prof put his powerful thumbs to work squeezing out the venom. Usually the limb swells up like a balloon but thanks to the excellent care of my family I was able to continue hiking. We hope the adorable grandchild will forget the shocking words uttered by Grammy in the heat of the moment.
At the first garden club exec meeting of the new term everything was going along nicely until the social chairperson baldly announced her team had decided not to do the two social events of the year.
There was a stunned silence and some spilt tea.
|yes, there is a mermaid|
courtesy tourism powell river