Our 3rd day in the Great Mushroom Hunt. Robbie must have got up early + gone out, because he re-appeared at about 8.30, + told us he’d called a friend of his, who seemed to know where there were some, + arranged for us to go there at 10. This provoked a certain amount of movement in the rest of us, + we managed to get ourselves moving. Robbie’s friend was a nurse – I forget her name – + she was there with her year old son + her sister. Very friendly tho’ – she gave us all a cup of coffee, + told us about some places she’d heard of, tho’ she hadn’t been picking herself. Her kid was great – very sociable. Left after a while to check out the places she’d mentioned – it’s a tricky situation in BC at the moment, because they’re really tightening up on the trespass laws, purely because of shrooms. We couldn’t find any unfenced fields, so spent a little while searching along the sides of the road. Fruitless tho’, so tried another of Robbie’s friends, Jim – he wasn’t as friendly, but then he had just got up. He didn’t have any suggestions to make, so we drove first to a vegetarian shop – which was shut – + then drove down to the beach. A nice stroll – Seamus the cat is really good, he follows along just like a dog. Then back to the general store near there, a small one with a café department, + had lunch – cheese sandwiches. I don’t think the place could handle us very well. When we left, we had another little look around. We parked down a country lane, walked down there a bit, but gave up when we came upon a farmhouse. Last try – Liz stayed with the car, while the rest of us jumped the fence into UBC farmland – in fact, we had to jump the fence twice, because the first time we were cut off by a creek. A useless trip tho’ – about 8 shrooms. When we got back to the jolly motel room, Brent got into a real mood – I think because Liz turned the telly off on him – I know how he feels since I often go the same way. Played cards – contract whist, then hearts.
Another day of more or less fruitless searching, such being the wages of illegal activity!