Some of the highlights from July include a visit from Baba...
Olympic Discover Trail, which is well worth a visit. (That's Nikolai on the back of the tandem with me... signalling good things to come in the future! Yea for rear-wheel drive!)
Last weekend we went camping with our good friends, Dylan and Nancy, on Hornby Island. It was as beautiful as promised. The scenery was unique. The vibe was more west-coast-hippy than anywhere I've ever been. I would definitely go back... though perhaps not by car! It involved 2 ferry rides... and several sailing waits for cars in each direction. Boy I was envious of the cyclists as they zoomed along ahead!
Now here's some dreamy Island pictures from Hornby.
I failed to take pictures of the day we spent on the white sandy beach. However, I do have this excellent picture of what happens when you forget to tell everyone when you're taking the photo.
And it turns out that Uliana has quite the capacity to sleep in (reminiscent of her Grammy and Auntie Claire). We managed to pack up everyone else's sleeping bags, mats and clothes without waking her. She didn't even wake up when we started taking down the tent... and Brad was forced to haul her sleeping body from the tent in order to make the 8am ferry home. (The punchline is that we didn't make it because there was already a long line of cars waiting by the time we arrived... but we did get on the 9am).
Now we're off to Saltspring this weekend, and more guests next week. Phew! I almost need a vacation from my summer!