Island Life

It’s an easy life when you’re on vacation and island hopping! A quick post, and it’s a sedate food and drink piece. We need to get a bit more active. Maybe when we’ve eaten the strawberries…

We’re not really island hopping, but we did hop on a ferry from Victoria to Salt Spring Island earlier this week. A quick 35 minute trip and you’ve gone from the “big island” to a smaller island. Life is pretty laid back on Vancouver Island, even in the capital, Victoria. But if the pace of the big/small city is too much, then no worries, just head to one of the smaller Gulf islands, like Salt Spring.IMG_20170719_143434Known for a temperate climate and excellent growing conditions, Salt Spring is a delight. Coffee, beer, fresh produce, chocolate, wine, cheese, baked goods, artwork, and many outdoor activities – you won’t be bored!IMG_20170719_183717A few minutes after leaving the ferry, we were at Salt Spring Island Ales tasting a flight of excellent beers (honestly, it really was a total surprise to me that the microbrewery was the first place of interest straight off the ferry – Mrs. PC didn’t believe that either…)IMG_20170719_125703Salt Spring Island is lovely and laid back, and highly recommended if you’re planning a Canadian west coast jaunt. We’d better get back to some outdoor activities soon, or BC Ferries will need to send a bigger boat.

Island hoppy

There’ll be more to follow about Salt Spring, but for now we need to walk off the food basket that our hosts left us at the cabin – oh, and that bottle of golden ale will need finishing…

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!IMG_20170719_134411

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

21 thoughts on “Island Life”

  1. The fruit itself looked divine, but the pictures make me want to d a little island hopping of my own. Hope you had a beautiful walk and have a great weekend.


    1. There are some great trails along the coast and through forests here, so we’ll walk off our laziness. But then there are so many small scale producers of essential items like beer and cheese that we’ll need to leave the island at some point just to escape our downward spiral of eat, walk a bit, then eat and drink some more…
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Oh, I love this joy of life and summer ease, PC. You got it going on, I’m so happy for you. Keep up the island hopping, my friend, and just stay in the middle of the boat. Best wishes and loads of smiles to you both–

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  3. Ha Ha , such a tough life. Seriously glad you are enjoying it. I am attracted to the fruit plate, love that kind of munching. And that is an island I believe that I would immensely enjoy. Cheers!


    1. Apologies for the late reply – poor wifi – and thank you for taking the time to visit and comment, much appreciated. Salt Spring is a tiny island, so you’ll get to see as much as you’d like in a few days – but the more time the better! Any of the little coves, walking trails, roadside produce stalls, and little cafes are worth taking your time over. If you enjoy kayaking, you can rent and/or get a lesson.
      Enjoy your visit to Salt Spring!

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