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Built in 1878 by John Fitzpatrick, a local landmark, the Lorne Hotel (oldest hotel in BC) just burned to the ground. I received a text this morning from the Big Mac Attack then walked by it when I got to work. According to rumour, the fire started around 1:00am and the hotel took no time to burn. Lots of good memories associated with the oldest hotel in BC; where will the annual Boxing Day reunion be held now? It’s going to be interesting to see what the fire chief determines is the cause of the fire. Another Comox landmark up in smoke; remember the Edgewater!!
There is something magical about a fire. We’ve all experienced that mesmerizing feeling, losing (or gaining?) focus in the hypnotic dance of the flames. Well, last week, I managed to steal remove a ton of bricks from Pridy Road, helping to clean up from a minor renovation Mum and Dad were having done. I decided that it was time to build a firepit, ready for the fall bonfires under starry skies, sipping hot chocolate spiced with a dash of Bailey’s. As you can see from the slideshow below, I cut the grass around our existing burn pile then Bob and I piled sticks, old boards and a few knotty logs into a small mountain, ready for burning when the summer is done. We dumped a bucket load of gravel, leveled it roughly then stacked the bricks into a rough square, about 15 inches high. We then dumped half a dozen buckets of direct around the old burn spot, raked and rocked it then covered it with cut grass. I’ll seed it this fall when the rains return!
This firepit should provide lots of fun times, under pretty nights, enjoying good company and marveling at the beauty which surrounds us. More updates to follow!