Pender Island is one of the smaller islands in The Salish Sea. The cost is modest and we do not need to do any maintenance ourselves so when we are able to use it we can sit back, relax and enjoy the place.
Mr. HB knows that I like to beach comb for heart shaped rocks and while we were at the dock waiting for the ferry he found a vendor selling various rocks
he inquired, if by chance, she had any heart shaped rocks...
and she did so he surprised me with this one.
Roses picked from The Humble Bungalow Garden made the trip to the cottage.
Arranged and popped into an icy modernist vase
perfectly scenting the cottage and kitchen.
We brought a few things to personalize the cottage when we have our time here.
There is a locker that we will store the items when we are not in residence.
I found this fish sculpture in an antique shop in Victoria.
It is originally from the Cayman Islands.
This book was really good.
Deck chairs just waiting for us!
Bubbly to celebrate our first day here...
served in our new Emma Bridgewater etched FIZZ flutes.
Umbrella and cushions found at the Hardware store on the Island.
Books to read while relaxing on the deck.
The binoculars are MUST to get a closer look at the whales and boats passing by...
Sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
The oar I found in a shop on Fort Street on Antique Row.
I painted and distressed it for the cottage.
Here is the view looking across Otter Bay from Roesland Park.
We walked almost 8 km to visit the Pender island museum only to find out that it was closed!
Besides we needed to stretch our legs and get some exercise after reading so much!
We sat for a wee bit in the red chairs installed by Parks Canada and took in the glorious views.
These Beaver brand chairs have been placed in the Parks across Canada in honour of our 150th anniversary.
I swam almost everyday in this pool...
and as our week drew to a close I felt that we had made a good choice to invest in the cottage and resort for our future.
We will look forward to having our family and grandchildren stay here at the cottage making memorable memories.
I hope you enjoyed the wee tour of The Quarter Deck Cottage.