It’s December 1st and we’re giddy with excitement! We’re hitting the road – heading south. I love the word “South” – think sun, sand, surf, sunburn, shorts, sandals, swim suits, sun screen. That’s the good news…
It was Chuck’s idea and he’s the 1st to admit that he has a weird sense of Southern humour.
It’s funny seeing people’s puzzled looks and reaction to our blog name DeweyLovettandHowe. “Do you… what“? “What language is it?” “What the heck does it mean”? Heh, that was me at 1st but it does grow on you…
Brrr – it’s been chilly here on the island this past week – but none of that white stuff is anywhere around! We’re really sorry to hear about your weather on the east coast…
…in beautiful Tofino, BC – a district of about 1,900 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island. There are miles of sandy beaches – 35km of surf-able beach to be exact. The water is a cool, yet fairly constant 10C/50F, making surfing a year-round activity. Tofino was listed in the world’s Top 50 surf destinations by CNN and named the ‘best surf town’ in North America by Outdoor Magazine in 2010.
However, this isn’t surfing in California or Hawaii.
Salt Spring Island is somewhere I have always wanted to go to! I don’t really know why – it just sounded like a neat place, with neat people – and it was!
We went with Alice & Jim (Aunt & Uncle) who split their Vancouver Island residency between their downtown condo in Victoria and their vacation condo in Campbell River. We took separate cars since they were leaving Salt Spring from Vesuvius to Croften enroute to Campbell River and we would be returning to Victoria via Fulford to Swartz Bay.
Salt Spring Island is the largest (70 square miles/180 square kilometres), most populated (10,500) and, I think, the most popular of the Southern Gulf Islands.
A BLOG – REALLY?
This blogging attempt has been on-going for months! Hours and hours of reading other blogs, reviewing lots & lots of YouTube videos, playing with multiple Blog themes, familiarizing ourselves with the terminology including “widgets”, “plugins”, “tags” and “categories”. Some days it was: