North Cove Oysters and Clams – Limberis in Ladymith

Limberis  Seafood Processing has a small retail counter and offers fresh oysters and clams for an unbeatable price. Evelyn (on the photo) is quite happy to bring back fresh oysters home and curious on how to cook them.

We visited this morning and enjoyed talking to Kath, the plant manager. Very welcoming, she gave us useful information on the growing cycle of Oysters.

We could see a pile of oyster shells and also the ocean area where juvenile oysters are grown for their first year and can be seen at low tides. Quite an interesting site to visit that can be a great place to see while kayaking in the Ladysmith harbour area in the summer.

They also have all sort of very interesting information on their website about the clam depuration process and the husbandry techniques. It shows they care for the environment and work hard to seek modern sustainable ways to grow oysters and clams that we can all benefit from.

Back home, we simply pan fried the oysters and had a delicious lunch. We will also have to try some of great recipes provided in the Limberis website!

Thanks Kath and all the team. We wish you all the best.

Boulder Point Beach at Low tide

A beautiful late afternoon Spring walk at the beach today!boulder point beach ladysmith saltair chemainus

We are so fortunate to live in Saltair where our coastline is accessible and open to all.

We experience one of the lowest Spring tide today! The water height was 0.8 m (2.6 ft) according to tide forecast website disclosing large sandy areas.

The high tide today will return to one of the highest of the year at 3.68m (12.1 ft).

sand dollars at the beach

What an adventure for crabs, oysters, and sand dollars, almost 3 meters difference of ocean water on top.

Tomorrow and all the last week of April, low tides will peak at 6pm, 7pm, up to 9 pm and then return to early morning following the cycle of the Moon.

Next very low tide is May 2 2017 at 1:28pm, it will be 0.76m (2.6 ft).

Beautiful Sand dollars, quiet, and tranquil waters…

We are proud to be part of a small quaint community nested between Ladysmith and Chemainus. So unique!


BC Ferries seniors discount

Did you know that Full seniors’ discount has returned to B.C. Ferries?

We are just a ferry ride away!

BC Ferries senior discount

Take your vacation plans to Vancouver Mid Island. It is worth to take your Vehicle (fare still applies)l, there is so much to see.

We are located at the heart of the beautiful coastal community of Saltair south of Nanaimo between Ladysmith and Chemainus.

There are many interesting activities in the area and we look forward to see you very soon.

fine print: Discount are for seniors – Monday to Thursday and conditions apply

Orcas spotted in Saltair!

We had the visit of three Orcas along Saltair shores near Boulder Point this morning. They looked like two adults and one smaller, may be a youngster? What an excitement! We are so happy to see Orcas enjoying our Gulf Island Stuart Channel waters. They visited just after I sent the email to Transport Canada to inform them of our new Saltair Ocean Protection committee. What a wonderful encouragement to continue our advocacy group to protect our environment and wildlife!