Salt Spring

On the weekend the Artist and I took a little getaway to Salt Spring Island. I had been as a child but had no memories of it so it was like going for the first time. The connotations I had in my mind though: hippies, arbutus trees, artist studios.

We saw a good share of all three plus a whole lot more, which I tried to reflect in the photos below. We loved our three and a half days there walking on trails, reading at the beach, eating artisan foods, going to the legendary Saturday Market, and driving till roads dead ended, stopping at artist studios and enjoying the overall quirkiness of the island. We were very thankful the weather cooperated. Could it be actual spring at last?

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Store sign in town

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Ruckle Provincial Park

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One of favourite flower photographs

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Trail in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park leading to Daffodil Point

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Daffodil Point

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Daffodils were dead but the view was great!

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Very alive daffodils in front of a derelict house

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The Saturday Market was overwhelming with how many artisan foods I wanted to try (and buy)

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These egg stands are everywhere and operate by the honour system

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Speaking of eggs…

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Adorable kids at the Salt Spring Cheese Farm, where I tasted the best goat cheese of my life

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We were welcomed to the island with this basket of fabulous local goodies from our hosts!

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Earth Day poem

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Creative way to mark your property

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I’m not so keen on crabs but I like this photo (credit to my husband)

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St Paul’s Catholic Church, oldest church on the island (1878)

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These trees look like they’re holding a conference

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Going on a limb here

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Till next time, Salt Spring!

1 thought on “Salt Spring

  1. As of writing, the weather here in the Canadian Southwest is almost summer-like. There’ll be few complaints … until the temperature exceeds +25C. 😄Your pictures remind me of summer, and memories remind me of all the senses during summer.

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