Summer isn’t over yet. If you want to squeeze every last moment out of the season, plan what Bridget Jones would call a ‘mini-break.’
The Cottager and I were on the road for the Tsawwassen ferry terminal at 5:30 Sunday morning. We parked just before the causeway and rode our bikes in the early morning sun to catch the first ferry to Vancouver Island, followed by a quick connection to Fulford Harbour on Saltspring Island. It was a gorgeous day.
We rode to Ruckle Provincial park, then into Ganges where we found a cold beer. After a bit of shopping, a quiet spot on the harbour was an attractive place to relax and read for a while. Mexican food, followed by gelato, and then a charming concert at the Tree House Cafe featuring local musicians playing their favourite Neil Young songs rounded out the evening.
We rode out to the Long Harbour ferry terminal in the twilight and had a magical crossing in the dark back across the Straight, finally arriving home just before midnight.
Three ferries, 45 km on our bikes, 1 yummy margarita and a very pleasant memory. As the fortune cookie saying I keep in my wallet advises . . .”Now go to it. It is ready to be pick!”