|I love the cloud covered mountains and ocean views on the way over.|
|Almost there! Need I add that we stayed on the open deck the whole way over?|
|We're here! And we got to unload before the cars!!!|
First things first and it was time to get some breakfast...
|The Snug Cafe - my kind of place! Doggie central on a lovely sunny day and a wonderful place I am sure to sit inside on a rainy day.|
|Ham, cheese and egg on a croissant|
|Lots of goodies and freshly cooked meals.|
|Beautiful Killarney Lake|
|We headed off on this path - wonderful!|
|Not what you see walking through the forest every day - donkeys! On their way to a festival...more on that later. Later that day we saw the donkeys crossing the road with flowers around their ears. No time for a photo op though!|
|Pretty little waterfall into Killarney Creek|
|Looks like the Snow Queen is winning there - well let's face it winter IS a bitch - but not to worry...the Green Man won!!!|
|The triumphant Green Man|
|Setting up for the May Pole dance|
|Black Sheep Morris dancers|
|May Pole dance|
After an ice cream we then headed off on the Blue Water bus (same bus driver) to the West beaches. However due to the schedule we could not get off as the next bus was not due back for two hours - so just went for the ride. No view of the beaches. We did have the driver drop us off at the Artisan Square which is a series of "artsy" shops. And a sweet looking cafe (I love unique coffee shops) - however we knew we were going to be having fish and chips soon so didn't indulge. I was proud of myself - walked into a chocolate shop and walked back out empty handed!!! Neither Julie nor I are big shoppers and this year is a "needs not wants" year so I resisted. We could not resist getting a photo of this gorgeous girl though!!! I have to say I think Julie is crazier over dogs than I am and believe that is saying something!!!
|I think she had been up to some naughty stuff!|
We then walked back down the hill stopping to admire the home made bird houses hanging on trees. We stopped at a coffee roasters so I could buy a pound of beans. Buying locally roasted coffee beans while traveling is one of my "things". I also have the same "thing" about tea but I am on a ten step recovery program for that being as I have enough tea in my cupboards to start my own shop. (and I am proud to say I resisted buying any even if there was a Murchies tea shop in Vancouver!) It doesn't clutter up my small apartment and I have the pleasure of remembering where I got the beans while I am grinding them and enjoying my morning coffee.
We then headed down to the boardwalk area - we knew we wanted to have fish and chips so we made a beeline to Doc Morgan's Pub. We sat outside on the patio (LOVE that smoking is not allowed on restaurant patios and decks in British Columbia) and well guess what drink I had?
It was very good...I made some rather vulgar comments to Julie about how much I enjoyed the drink which I won't repeat here!!!
We also enjoyed some good fish and chips - not the best I've ever had but pretty darn good.
|I know I know, fish and chips look like well...fish and chips....but indulge me, I like to post photos of my food|
|Have I convinced you to visit Bowen Island yet?|
All too soon our ferry was there to whisk us back to Horseshoe Bay. I hope you enjoyed visiting Bowen Island with me - it is definitely on my "must return" list when I next visit Vancouver.