There are way too many photos. Canada is amazing.
We are living on an island for three days right now, off the coast of British Columbia. The flowers, old growth forests, carvings, wild mushrooms, tide pools and lack of mosquitoes are off the charts!
We are catching a ferry to the mainland tomorrow and crossing back into the country of our birth. Wish us luck and safe passage!
I am hoping to buy a styrofoam cooler or a cold bag or something tomorrow so that we can avail ourselves of the salmon fishermen and crab sellers we keep seeing on the sides of the road.
Also, AirBnB is amazing. Check it out if you haven't. It isn't always cheaper than a hotel but often it is and getting a washer and kitchen space is worth a lot if you are me. Our hostess for the past three days welcomed us with a bowl of blueberries when we arrived, has scented poppies growing along the front walk and introduced the boys to her extremely peaceful chihuahua while I was trying to pack the car for the day's outing.
So far, the notable, wild animal count in Canada goes as follows:
•one snake (garter!)
•many wild, black rabbits
•one owl (barred, I think)
•four or five whitetail deer
•a sunflower sea star
•many green sea anemones
•two black bears (EEK!!! So exciting!)
•many purple and orange sea stars
•four sea lions
•purple sea urchins
•a gigantic jellyfish
Get ready Washington State, we are coming for you next!