Sunday, August 19, 2012

Island Getaway

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.
We rented a house on a hill for the week.  This was the view from the deck.
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!


  1. What a beautiful place to visit, so many wonderful views, would love to visit there. Today we went out paddling and wish I hadn't, someone broke into our car and stole my purse, not my day.


  2. That looks like a wonderful place to relax and enjoy!

  3. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us - hubby's so busy with work that he won't be able to take ANY time off this summer!

  4. Looks to be a dream! Beautiful countryside and gorgeous flowers!