Up here at Pip’s doing some maintenance and enjoying the fall. Just wanted to say Thank You to Frances and Kayla at Wind and Waves for managing a very difficult season. And to our guests for enjoying Hornby and our cabin the way it was intended, gently and with respect.
For years I could count on at least a few birds hitting a window every spring. We already had the deflector stickers on the windows but they didn’t seem to work. I tried hanging a few other things in the window before discovering that I could bend some bamboo (from the back yard) into the window frame to hopefully create some awareness for the birds. It seems to have worked! On numerous occasions I’ve seen birds go into emergency stop mode as they neared the window. I’ve also seen them slow down but not in time enough to avoid a hit, but then be undamaged enough to fly off. If you’ve ever heard that tell-tale ‘thump’ against your window only to find a dying bird lying on the deck, then you’ll know what a relief it was to find something that helps.
I have a few tomato plants, some lettuce, basil, kale, broccoli and chives growing in the flower boxes this year. As leaves become abundant I’ll often clip a few off for my salads. Dear Pip’s Place guests, please feel free to do the same and please water!
Phipps Point sunset 2019
2019 Hornby Quilt!
Maker space ‘The Hornby Spark‘ grand opening.
A Joane (my aunt) Garden Goddess and the laughing Buddhas.
[Scroll down for latest news.] A spacious deck, perfect for relaxing. Great hikes and bike trails nearby. A short walk to the water. the ferry or the Thatch Pub! Sleeping four adults very comfortably. Competitive rates. If you have any questions about renting our cabin please call me, John (250) 702-9444 or email me John[at]hornbyvacationrentals[dot]com. Bookings are handled by Frances at WindWaves.ca, who has been managing vacation rentals on Hornby since 1995. You can email Frances at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Click photos for larger sizes).