Gabriola Island get-away

IMG_3433 (1024x765)1) sunrise Saturday morning

We flew over to Nanaimo Friday and then took the short 20-minute ferry from there across to Gabriola Island to spend time and celebrate Gracie’s xx birthday. As always there was great company; walks with the dogs (and this year goats too!); euchre games; communal prep for meals; hikes; and gorgeous views of the Sunshine Coast. We even drove down to the south end of the island Saturday to hike Drumbeg Provincial Park.

DSCN0646 (2) (1024x768)2) G prepares to meet Thistle (white) and Tango (brown) – the African Sahel miniature goats Margo has brought to the farm

DSCN0654 (2) (1024x575)3) Bil, Gracie and G watch as J knocks off plums from the plum tree to make jam

DSCN0676 (2) (1024x768)4)Thistle sits atop the playground that Bar built her

DSCN0677 (2) (1024x768)5) getting up close and personal with Tango

DSCN0679 (2) (1024x768)6) all quiet in the farm pens

DSCN0680 (2) (1024x768)7) the house the on hill

DSCN0681 (2) (1024x768)8) and the other side

DSCN0686 (2) (1024x768)9) the lovely monkey plant out front 

DSCN0687 (2) (1024x768)10) picking blackberries, which is very dangerous work!

DSCN0691 (2) (1024x768)11) a BC Ferries ferry churns past us with Bowen Island in the background

DSCN0692 (2) (1024x512)12) G heads down to visit the goats

DSCN0737 (2) (1024x693)13) entering Drumbeg

DSCN0696 (2) (1024x768)14) a beautiful little park with a cove and meadow amid many oak trees

DSCN0698 (2) (1024x768)15) G heads to the pointe

DSCN0703 (2) (1024x768)16) the water here etched the neatest circles into the rock when it’s revealed at low tide

DSCN0709 (2) (1024x768)17) danger! a beached jellyfish

DSCN0716 (2) (1024x768)18) Gracie waves as we wander the pointe

DSCN0718 (2) (1024x768)19) moi at the pointe

DSCN0728 (2) (1024x768)20) G and Gracie head off across the meadow

DSCN0734 (1024x768)21) a red-sailed ship goes past pirate-like

IMG_3439 (2) (1024x765)22) G and Gracie walk to the pointe

IMG_3444 (2) (1024x765)23) a bench with a view for sure!

DSCN0738 (1024x768)24) back at the house looking across the Georgia Strait

DSCN0739 (1024x768)25) part two

DSCN0742 (2) (1024x768)26) not sure what type of ship this one was

DSCN0743 (2) (1024x768)27) G grabs some fries in Nanaimo before flying back across to Vancouver Harbour

IMG_3445 (2) (1024x765)28) G heads to our Harbour Air seaplane

IMG_3448 (2) (1024x765)29)  we brought back a dozen eggs from the farm, hand-picked that morning … the freshest eggs you’ll get and we know these hens!

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