Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gorgeous Galiano

A couple weekends ago the bf and I were lucky enough to catch the first weekend of summer sun on Galiano Island. We packed our bikes and backpacks to near explosion, jumped on a morning ferry and headed out!

Our bikes at the campsite after a hilly ride.
Advise: consider hitch-hiking if you're carrying a lot of weight as there is
a pretty huge hill between the dock and Montague Harbor Provincial Park.

Danny and I practiced our mountain goat moves jumping around the rocky beaches.

Really cool tidal rock formations found all around the island.
Google won't help me out with finding their proper name. Googlefail.

Dinner's up! Danny has an awesome wood burning camp
stove that we cooked on for the entire trip.
No fuel needed other than twigs and pinecones!!

Our treat was renting kayaks for 3 hours from Montague Harbor Marina and going out before sunset on the calm evening ocean. We saw eagles, ravens, herons, and a ton of seals (while kayaking we ran into two of them fighting over some sort of crustacean dinner, yum!).
Conclusion: awesome weekend.


Smoking Lily said...

The kayaking looks great. Galiano is so pretty. Did you knowLiz, our tall tree print is from a photo I took on that island a few years ago.

Lily Vancouver said...

Looks like you had a great weekend Liz! That little wood stove is so cool. I'm going to 3Vets to look for one. I'll just have to put blinders on so I don't see the gumboot isle - they have awesome gumboots (if you like technical ones) and I'm a bit of a junky.

That tree print from Galiano is so lovely Trish. I remember well the tree next to the pond, the horseback riding and the crazy girl's weekend antics - Galiano is fun!