Affinity Guesthouse Cowichan
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This week has been surreal. Firstly, I arrive in a country where I've never been, make some friends, explore Vancouver, and move out of my hostel. The task this week was to come to camp, get some leadership training, and make friends. It's been an exhausting and amazing week. The worst thing that happened this week was that I nearly died whilst 'tubing' (hanging on to a rubber ring whilst tied to a boat). Had I have known how scary it would be and how I'd be violently ...
... puppet show.
The weather was warm and sunny enough today for us to wear short-sleeves and dip our toes in the water! We had lunch on a rocky beach on the coast then travelled up the island to Duncan. A lovely family, who Sarah met during her year in Australia, ...
... time with Margot's family and friends - it is a very special time!
Duncan is amidst First Nation Reserve and totem poles abound. The variety is endless.
The Saturday market is a delight - especially the hot donuts crusted in cinnamon sugar!
Reflection, sadness and laughter.
All too soon it is time to leave and "Goodbye" becomes "Until next ...
... so we cruised along the only main highway into town. We found the hostel easily 'The Ocean Island Inn' and checked in. Rox and I into our dorm and Fred and Loretta into a private double. After check in we headed to a pub that intruiged me as it was called 'The Sticky Wicket Pub' with a picture of a cricketer on it. I wondered why they had such a bar as we were in Canada a country which is obsessed with Hockey. I never did get my questiin ...
... will be our second stop.
55 acres of gardens set within a 133 acre estate, 50 full time gardeners, 500 seasonal employees "Over 100 Years in Bloom"