Thursday, July 27, 2017

Greetings from Telegraph Harbour....

The last week of our holidays finds us moored at the scenic Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island.
The WIFI is decent but there are so many boats using it that it has been rather hit and miss. Today after many boats left I was able to go online and check my email and as a result found that if I worked quickly I could sneak in a blog post!

Here is a view of the docks from the cafe.

the way that we do 
 is relaxing.

Meals are simple
our days have a lovely rhythm 
rising after a restful sleep in our cozy bunk
coffee is the first order of business
then breakfast.

Books are the main source of entertainment
 and watching the boats come and go.

A leisurely walk perhaps
cocktail hour 
and a simple meal before bed.

Our small boat is the perfect size for two people.
The chores are quickly accomplished and there is ample time to just sit and enjoy the scenery.

Fried egg jelly fish which looked to me like something from outer space!

I am loving this new tote bag which was a gift from our lovely DIL's mom.
I am using it for my books and magazines.

We met a couple here at the marina that live in the Seattle area and it turns out she reads my blog!
Dennis and Nancy invited us aboard their boat for a visit
and we discovered that she and I have very similar tastes in books and she loves Paris and France.

It reminded me that we really do live in a very small world.

This tiny local Tree frog is no bigger than my thumb nail!

Bees were busy buzzing as we strolled by this shrubby plant.

Thistles line the roadside

Breakfast for this Hostess onboard is fresh fruit...
a juicy nectarine this morning with my coffee
pure bliss.

I gave this book to Nancy to read as she was leaving...
we exchanged contact info and hope to meet up with them again...
perhaps at Otter Bay next summer.

I like having fresh flowers aboard...this lavender plant is my wee garden! 

I must close for now as there are many more boats in the marina and the WIFI is getting slow...

Take care and Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.


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    1. We are home now after a few blissful weeks your blog series on style Contessa!

  2. I love reading your blog. Thank you for taking the time to post.

  3. Oh, it sounds so peaceful and relaxing, Leslie. Thanks again for giving us a peak into your world. Love that tote. Really sharp. And thanks for the book recommendations.

    1. I am loving the tote too...such a thoughtful gift!
      Those wee lending libraries are such a great source for happy that we have one right across the street from us!

  4. This weather has been amazing. Glad your having a great holiday.
    We visited Gabriola Island and wandered if you had ever gone that far north in your boat.

    1. The weather is going to get even hotter this week! Will have to make loads of lemonade and stay hydrated...and watering the garden will be a challenge! We have been up to Newcastle Island on our boat which is beside Protection Island a wee bit farther than Gabriola.

  5. The scenery is lovely, perfection for R&R and enjoying a relaxed pace. Amazing just how small the world is when surprise, random meet-ups happen. Your blog reaches many and is a tribute to blogging. Enjoy your time at sea. Susan

    1. The scenery is really beautiful...we are so fortunate to be able to get away and enjoy natural surroundings. I feel such immense gratitude.

  6. Telegraph Harbour Marina is such a pretty place. Their grounds are kept so nicely. You sound like you're having a very relaxing time. How fun to meet up with a blog reader there.

    1. Tara and Ron have one of the best kept marinas in the southern Gulf Islands...we love staying at their docks. We also have quite a few friends who have homes on the island so we get to visit too and catch up which is lovely.

  7. The great weather continues. I have not read The Ten Year Nap but I will put it on my list.
    What a great idea to grow lavender on board. I just visited the lavender farm on Saltspring
    and bought more lavender spray and herbes de Provence which I use in my egg white omelette. Your photos are lovely.

    1. I love lavender too...the fragrance is so refreshing. I have not used it in cooking but have tasted lavender scones....herbs de Provence is one of my favourite very French!

  8. Everything is beautiful. It looks like a super holiday with lovely weather, and I do enjoy your creative touches. The lavender looks so pretty in its white container and your tote is very much to my taste. Such fun to meet one of your readers - it has only happened to me a couple of times, much to my delight.

    1. Th weather was amazing and we are in for a bit of a serious heat wave now...not our normal temperatures we will need to keep hydrated and I'll be wearing my new linen dress!

  9. Everything looks and sounds beautiful Leslie. So glad you're having such a chilled few weeks ...great to be outdoors so much.

    1. It was a great escape...and we are home now and I have oodles to catch up on...laundry for a start! Thank you for popping by!