Myself and my good friends, Jayne and Shannon, were recently invited to spend a weekend with my daughter and her partner on Mudge Island. It takes two ferries and a small boat to get to her island, but it’s worth it. I’ve written about my daughter and her island previously here. It was a wonderful weekend, with much visiting, eating and wine consumption in their cosy, comfortable home. We feasted on fresh crab caught the day before by our host, salad made with fresh greens from the garden and steamed kale (also from the garden) . Everyone brought food and we took turns making meals and snacks. We balanced the eating with long walks and fresh air. The island, green with moss at this time of the year, is great for walks and has many picturesque spots to visit. The sea lions kept us company with their barking.
Mudge Island in the spring
One walk took us to Dodd’s Narrows were we watched sea lions, all the way from California, swim past in the swirling waters, happy to fill up on herring. Such a lovely spot to sit and take in nature.
Another trip took us to Link Island, a small island that can be reached at low tide, linked to Mudge. We enjoyed collecting seashells, exploring the island and catching some sun on the rocks. Not warm enough to sun tan yet.
Comet, their amiable yellow lab, loved every minute. She was happy to go for long walks and explore with us.
Comet exploring Link Island
View from Link Island to Mudge
Unique rock formations on Link Island
Enjoying the sun on Link Island
Barnsworth, the 19 year old cat, enjoys looking at himself in the mirror when he’s not sleeping, which is most of the time
The outhouse that sits among the trees, is clean and comfortable
But what is under the outhouse??
Our gracious hosts
One last drink at the Skol pub on Gabriola Island before catching the ferry back to reality.
Yet another fabulous get-away. I’ve been having the best spring haven’t I? Soon I’m off to Taos, New Mexico to spend time with a special aunt. I’ll report back later.