On the ferry ride over to Victoria we were lucky and so delighted to spot from a distance a pod of Orcas – not once, but twice!
Church + State Vineyards
We were joined by others for tastings and a great outdoor lunch with a view at Church & State Wines:1445 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC. Then off to…
De Vine Vineyards: 6181B Old West Saanich Rd, Saanichton, BC.
Simply De vine
On the grass outside winery wearing my gingham picnic shoes. Aren’t they cute.. or at least quaint?
A frog hopped on my skirt, looked me in the eye and asked for a kiss. I’m sorry little froggy but I already have my prince. You’ll have to jump on someone else.
We went via private boat to stay at this Rustic Oceanfront Cottage on a remote Gulf Island.
Cruising by Moonlight (this photo does not compare to how gorgeous it actually was). The night before the moon was red & I could not capture its incredible brilliance.
I heard scratching at the door around midnight. Turns out it was the next door neighbour. He was cute so I let him in and he made himself at home…right next to me in bed.
I woke up to this. Unfortunately my little friend went home shortly after sunrise. Guess he just wanted a warm body to curl up with.
Everyone seems to enjoy themselves when they have the freedom to do exactly as they please…..or just enjoy the peace and quiet.
And nature on the island. Looking towards the beach with 4 deer and 2 fawns.
This is grocery shopping island style at the local Sunday market. The honour system is alive and well and besides everyone knows where you live.
But I picked these myself – literally from several different trees.Then it was off camping in an even more rustic fashion. I can’t pretend it was glamping. At least by gorgeous waterfalls and lots of hiking trails. No time to makeup.
We bathed in this calm crystal clear river.
More island shopping at Coombs Old Country Market (they have everything you can imagine) even goats up on the roof.
This one is saying “p…. off”Then a visit with my one & only sis on return with me sitting and her lying down on her lovely deck with a fluffy friend named Rufus – a lambadoodle.
She gifted me with tickets to Gwen Stefani last night at Rogers Arena. My friend and I & millions of millennials among us really enjoyed the energy in that stadium. Gwen is not even real – at 46 she rocks in every single capacity! My friend asked “where have we gone wrong?”
The week is still going strong!
Photos: d. king