Wednesday, September 14, 2011

AAAH... WE NEEDED THAT (Post 2 of 2)

I had to laugh when I read Esther's comment yesterday ("How long is a few hours in Salt Spring time"?) We have an 'inside joke' on Vancouver Island that we're all on 'Island time,' which is, of course, a slower pace compared to city life. But I've commented that I thought I knew the meaning of 'Island time' until I moved here to Salt Spring Island, where the pace is even slower. (SS Islanders call Vancouver Island 'the big Island!')

Anyway, the answer to the question must be 'about 24 hours' because that's how long it's taken me to get to this second post. Our friend Mike from Galiano showed up on the 9:30 a.m. ferry yesterday morning, and I needed to take him in to Ganges .... a 14-mile drive to the 'town' here on the Island that somehow ends up taking all day every time you go!

So ... back to our little mini-holiday. After 5 days in Bedwell Harbour, we reluctantly pulled up Linkanchor (it's a tough place to leave) and moved on to our second-favorite Gulf Island spot, Glenthorne Passage on Prevost Island. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a year might remember that we cruised there last year but only stayed a few hours before I became seriously ill and had to be rushed to the Gulf Islands hospital (you can read the details here if you like)! We've been back twice on day trips with guests but this was the first time we went by ourselves and could stay for a few days. It was heavenly... here's the view looking out from the anchorage onto Captain's Pass (that's a ferry going by in the distance):
Here's the same view (a little closer-up) at sunset (with a few extra neighbors):
Glenthorne is known for its stunning sunsets, and it didn't disappoint... but for some reason Blogger won't let me upload any more pictures right now!

KNITTING happened, of course ... I've made serious progress on the silk stole for Julie, and nearly finished a pair of socks. But the most exciting project is that I've designed and knit a new scarf...
... which I'm calling the Gulf Islands scarf, and which I'll have the pattern written up for SOOOON.

Michael looks pretty relaxed after the holiday, don't you think? (Well, at least his hair does.... we both need haircuts badly!)
I'll have to figure out what's going on with Blogger and post, yet again, later. I still have lots more pics to show you!

1 comment:

Esther V. said...

I think we should see at least ONE picture of Michael with a ponytail..
see you in a few hours!! yay....