I know, there haven’t been any posts since the bike ride… We’ve been busy. I will have to backtrack and catch up on the happenings in Victoria, but for now I will post about our time on Pender.
We caught the 8:30 ferry on Thursday morning, after a quick breakfast in the sunshine at our hotel.
A beautiful morning for a bagel in the sunshine
I stopped the car after we got off the ferry, and I rode my bike from Otter Bay to the Plantation. It was only 8.5 km, but lots of hills.
Lunch was at Port Browning, and followed by a walk along the beach. Ian and I got our toes wet.
Two Greek gods of the Pacific Ocean
And I took a family picture of the Marson Clan.
Five on a log
The afternoon was hot, and we did as little as possible, sitting on the porch at Colin and Carol’s, having a few libations. Tammy and I stayed a little ways away at a “bed-and-no-breakfast”, a room let out by a woman named Kelly-Ann. 😉
In the morning, I went for a ride out to the end of Pirates Road, and Tammy went for a hike around the block. Then we had breakfast and walked up Lively Peak while Colin and Carol took the kids to the New To You store.
The view towards Saltspring and Swartz Bay
At one point, Tammy was looking up, trying to spot a raven, and saw a tree full of turkey vultures instead.
Bring out your dead!
Lunch was a picnic at Thieves Bay. Carol made some sandwiches and we enjoyed them under a shady cedar tree. Afterwards, I pushed Ian on the swings, and we went out and walked along the breakwater.
Nice spot for a picnic and walk
And then we went swimming at Magic Lake. The water was warm once you got in.
Daddy trying to be brave