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Here is a list of Ania and Ingvar's favourite links to local transportation services and attractions:

Newcastle Island Marine Park
Nanaimo Bungy Zone
BC Ferries
Newcastle Island
BC Parks
Cathedral Provincial Park
Nanaimo Port Theatre
Jamie's Whale Adventures
Alberni Outpost Kayak Rentals and Tours
Old City Quarter Shopping
Tourism Nanaimo
Fairwinds Golf and Country Club


For several years, Ania and Ingvar wrote articles for Essence magazine - a monthly publication geared toward business women balancing their careers and family.

Here are some of those articles (all rights reserved - no copying for publication please). Try some of the recipes!

Essence Magazine Articles



The Pine and Picket



Ania and Ingvar
your hosts

A balcony view
of the Marina

Another view of the Pine

Flowers in Spring



Pond in Spring

Front Entrance

Rhodos around the pond

The Cottage



Welcoming stairs

Rhodo garden

Ania's scones

Pond in Summer



Fresh berries in the morning

Fig trees

Street view

The Madagascar Suite



The Guest Lounge

The Provence Suite

Eggs Benedict

Breakfast with your hosts



The dining room

A view from the porch

Provence Suite patio

Our decorative entrance



Ania on the
cover of Essence

Ocean view from
the Pine and Picket

Ingvar and his M38