We were in dire need of some "down time" and find that boating is the perfect remedy for what ails us...
Otter Bay is well maintained and features two pools, cottage rentals, a small store and a cafe. You can rent, kayaks, paddle boards, and scooters...if you want to do more than just relax!
~ OOTD ~
DKNY boyfriend jeans
Sperry Topsiders Espadrilles
Canada Day was spent relaxing, reading, swimming and knitting.
Later in the day the Pender Island Pipe and Drum Band marched down the dock, bagpipers in kilts and full regalia.
Despite the heat they put on quite the show.
You can watch a video of a portion of the performance on my Instagram page.
The rocky shoreline had some interesting details...
Pretty flowers in planters along the docks brightened up the Marina.
Drought tolerant plants were chosen as the Gulf Islands have a limited water supply...we all need to be mindful of our water usage as there are drought conditions all over the province of BC and in many of the US states.
Both Mr. HB and I sleep better on our boat.
It could be the fresh air
or that our bunk is super cozy
there is that gentle rocking motion of the boat as it bobs upon the ocean
which swiftly lulls us into dreamland...
The laundry is on...thankfully the LG machines are doing all the dirty work which frees me up to type a blog post while dinner is simmering on the stove.
Tomato Sauce for Spaghetti
Fresh basil from the greenhouse...garlic clove chopped.
Simmering and it smells so wonderful.
~ Tomato Sauce ~
Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil
2 1/2 pounds chopped tomatoes
1 diced onion
cook until softened.
Add in rest of ingredients:
small can of tomato paste
(fill the can with water and pour in)
1/2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. minced fresh basil
1/2 small carrot grated
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 clove garlic chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste
Simmer for 45 minutes.
Boil pasta and cook until al dente and serve with a salad.
Time for me to fold some laundry so I must sign off...
Hope you had a great weekend.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~