Well if it isn’t the most perfect day to write a post about our day trip to Salt Spring Island in August. October has been pretty sunny thus far but holy moly this week and the rain has been crazy! It also has just been a non stop, on the go kind of week for me, even though it was a short one. After a long weekend away in Whistler, which was so much fun and two delicious Thanksgiving dinners, I am looking forward to a pretty slow and relaxed weekend. It’s definitely time to catch up on some things, this blog included, so I thought I would write a quick little post about one of my favourite moments this summer. Then back to bingeing the new Amazon show, Modern Love. The episodes are only 30ish minutes so you don’t feel too bad watching loads, and it is so well done. I was taken with the first episode and then the second was equally amazing and I’ve shed tears in both but mostly happy tears. Dave is out for the night and after a long week, I can’t imagine anything better then cuddling up on the couch with a good TV show, definitely my kind of Friday. If you get the chance definitely check the show out! Now to share our day on my favourite Gulf Island.
Every summer I want to go to Salt Spring Island, but when that actually happens is not very often anymore. When I was a kid we used to go every long weekend we could and we stayed on my Poppa’s farm with my grandma, mum, sometimes dad and sister. I look back at those memories with such fondness and I love Salt Spring for it. After my Poppa passed away I used to go visit his burial place as often as I could, just spending a few hours on the island and filling him in on life. But as life got busier I went less and less. This summer was the first time I had been back to the island in a few years and it felt so good to be back. On our way into town we stopped to say hi to Poppa and leave him some smarties, he used to always give them to us as kids and thus made them my favourite sweet to this day. Then it was into Ganges to grab some breakfast and walk around the market. It was a long weekend so the market was busy but we had a great time tasting different foods and drinks and buying a few bits and bobs. It was a hot August day and we were soaking up the sun. Then we decided to get away from all the people and head to the Cidery, which I had never been to.
We arrived at Salt Spring Wild Cider, found a table, with an umbrella luckily and ordered cider tasters and some snacks. It was the most beautiful location and the ciders were amazing! I would definitely go back and if you find yourself on Salt Spring, make sure to stop by! We sat under the sun and the shade of our umbrella for a few hours, deciding which cider was our favourite and snacking on lots of delicious goodies. I can’t even remember the names of all the ciders there were so many and I really liked them all! They all came in different shaped glasses that reminded me of my Grandma’s glassware collection, a vintage shop and a thrift store all combined. Such a great idea and such a great spot to visit. We decided before heading back to the ferry to get back to Victoria we had to go for a dip in one of the many lakes on Salt Spring! It was so refreshing after spending the day under the baking sun and although the lake was busy we spent lots of time swimming around. It couldn’t have been more of a perfect day and I really can’t wait for my next visit to one of my favourite places!