Our cozy cottage has a lovely view over the Salish Sea towards Vancouver Island you can see part of Salt Spring Island on the right in this snapshot.
There is a smokey haze over the region due to forest fires in BC and Washington State...the sun looks like a big red fireball.
Binoculars are placed on the table so that we are ready to grab them.
Boats, eagles, seals and Orcas are frequent "visitors" off the deck in the distance.
Reading on the deck is punctuated by the passing of the boats...
from large yachts to the tiny crafts that ply the waterway
they capture our attention.
We cannot sit all day so we venture out walking.
We make time to explore the country roads.
This Old Manse is located in the historic Hope Bay area of the island.
There are some lovely heritage homes in this small bay.
At the end there is a small dock, an art gallery, a restaurant and a real estate office.
We spied a chocolate shop undergoing renovations and will soon be open for business!
Sheep farming seems to be a popular vocation on the island.
We hear the sheep as we walk and this curious fellow came to greet us through the fence.
Farm stands and fresh egg stands pop up along the roads.
This morning at Raven Rock there was a large offering of fresh veggies.
I could not resist the large oak leaf lettuce and the basket of cherry tomatoes.
Then the posy of cheerful dahlias just begged to be bought!
I've already planned my meals revolving around fresh eggs and the produce.
The no alcohol regime has become routine and I am not missing it at all.
Thought that I would but the "faux wines" are keeping me satisfied.
There is no scale here at the cottage to accurately monitor my weight
but my clothes are feeling looser which is encouraging...
the daily laps in the pool and the walks are definitely helping.
I am way behind reading all the blogs that I follow
holidaying at the cottage is not really conducive to computer time.
Will try to catch up over the course of the week.
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