This park is located at the waterfront close to downtown Nanaimo. It is one of my favourite go-to places when the temperature approaches 30 degrees. There is lots of shade and usually with a cool breeze coming from the ocean.
This pen sketch was made in the spring sitting in the sun at a picnic table in Maffeo Park. It shows the new totem pole.
I like pen sketching and have some TWSBI fountain pens with different sizes of nibs and waterproof inks. They are reasonable priced and have a plunger mechanism that stores a lot of ink. We have a store in Nanaimo called Common Foundry, which has a significant selection of fountain pens and ink-pots to choose from.
So called “fude” pens with a fat nib that is bent, are also nice to sketch with, as these produce varying line-widths, but they have reservoirs referred to as “converters”, which can be messy and too small. One is likely to run out of ink during a sketch and frequent refilling may be needed, however you don’t want to carry ink pots along.