This boat and its little companion were docked in the marina in Nanaimo, BC. This is a charmer of a harbour city on Departure Bay on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

The town is the birthplace of Canada’s Favorite Confection, the Nanaimo Bar. If you never tasted one, you are in for a really sweet treat. It’s a 3 layer cookie bar: the bottom is a crumb-based layer, the middle a vanilla or custard flavored butter icing and the top is chocolate.

The city ran a contest for the best recipe and put it on their website. I wouldn’t make it unless I had a lot of guests ’cause I’m pretty certain I’d eat every one of them.

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