Okay, a bit of a break now from the book giveaway. We've been on vacation this past week with friends, a tradition we've had for several summers. This year we took the ferry to Saltspring Island, about 1 1/2 hours west of Vancouver.
The main town here is Ganges, with its beautiful little harbour.
The island is home to many artists and craftspeople. So while the guys went golfing, the women toured a few studios. This little garden belonged to a weaver.
The studio tour included a few farms.
And some wineries.
Saltspring Island is famous for its gourmet cheeses.
We checked out a few of the beaches.
And explored one of the first homesteads, established here over 100 years ago.
Then we drove up to the highest point on the island for some spectacular views.
On Saturdays, visitors come from far and wide to browse the famous Market.
This little cutie might have been the youngest vendor there.
Here's a sampling of the goods for sale.
If you didn't want to shop, you could practice your Tai Chi.
Or tour the town in a horse-drawn carriage.
A wonderful week that as always, went by much too quickly.
Don't forget to check back here for the next stop on the book blog tour!