Salt Spring And Beyond

After a month apart, Dane and I met up at his grandparents near Vancouver. Those of you who know where it is will recognize this photo ;) don’t worry it was the off-season.IMG_1389
Then we caught the ferry to Salt Spring Island for a few days to rekindle the romance – waiting in the ferry line we bumped into none other than these legends.IMG_1391 IMG_1392IMG_1393IMG_1397
Then on Salt Spring, we checked into a campsite and set up this massive 20 person tent. šŸ˜‚ We went “glamping” and stuck out like a sore thumb. The reality is that we just borrowed the tent from his parents and it happened to be huge. It took up the entire camp site (almost went into the fire pit). IMG_1403 IMG_1405 IMG_1407
But came in handy for some things, like staring up at the tall, dreamy trees and drying our laundry.IMG_1410
We ā¤ calamari so of course it was one of the first things we indulged in. IMG_1418 IMG_1424Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetIMG_1429 IMG_1431
The only downside to our night was that the brand spankin’ new air mattress deflated. So naturally we pulled it back out of the tent, carried it down the mountain (ok, hill), plugged it into the only power outlet at the campsite, and blew it back up. Then we carried it back up the hill and smushed it through the tent door. We actually did this several times over the course of our stay šŸ˜‚ Salt Spring didn’t have a Walmart to exchange it so we didn’t have much option! IMG_1511
We explored various parts of the little island, like Ruckle Park…IMG_1432
…stopping every now and then to soak up the sunshine.IMG_1434
And pose for a yogi pic!IMG_1437 IMG_1439
We would use the outdoor shower at the campsite for one dolla (you put money into a little machine to start the hot water). It was my favorite thing. The hoses ran up the tree trunk so it felt like the water came directly from the tree. With all the wood and branches around, I felt like an earthy mountain woman for a sec (and I literally mean a sec because those one dollar showers don’t last too long).IMG_1465 IMG_1467 IMG_1470
We also did some hiking! I love hiking and this one was pretty darn beautiful. This was Mount Erskine.IMG_1472 IMG_1474 IMG_1476 IMG_1479 IMG_1483
We spent ample time on the rocky beaches reading our books…IMG_1486
And I managed to get him to a cafe for iced coffee just before closing. We had car troubles so this was when he was on the phone with VW Victoria makin’ a game plan. As you can see, I was editing yogi photos.IMG_1505Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with x1 preset
My favorite restaurant on the island was definitely Treehouse Cafe. We went there at least 3 times, maybe more. It was an adorable, open-aired spot with a huge ol tree smack-dab in the middle of it. There was live music, an awesome menu, great coffee, and a few birds and bees flying around to keep me jumpy.Processed with VSCOcam with b1 presetIMG_1514 IMG_1513
After Salt Spring, we spent a half-day in Victoria, 4 days at Duncan, and then another evening in Vic with Reido. He has great taste in restaurants and took us to an ocean-side spot for tapas.IMG_1539Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset
The next am we were on our way back to the mainland.IMG_1558
And we stopped in on his grandparents one last time. Dane helped grandpa exterminate some pesky wasps. It was quite entertaining.IMG_1548
We didn’t know that this would be the last time we’d see grandpa L. This visit will always be a special memory.Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

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