Lakedale Resort At Three Lakes
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Today was full of excursions. We spent the day exploring the south part of San Juan Island, and the town of Friday Harbor.
Our first field trip today was to the Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Steven, the owner / operator told us the story of how he came to grow lavender on San Juan Island. When he purchased the land he knew he wanted a space to walk, explore and enjoy. He also knew he wanted to grow something no one ...
... to 'war' in 1859-1872 over the death of a pig and who owned the territory - it all ended amicably in the end with America getting the territory. We also saw the Alpaca Farm, plenty of deers, Roche Harbour and then drove back down the east side back to Friday Harbour and our room. We all (4) squeezed into the bed and actually had a pretty good nights sleep!
On Thursday, we drove from Whistler down to Horseshoe Bay, where CC got to go on a ferry ride!! She was really excited :) On the ferry, we experienced our first White Spot burger (Canada's very own fast food burger joint) and Liam had a Nanaimo bar on Tom's recommendation. Very sugary!! We ported at Nanaimo (assuming the bar was named after this town) and continued the journey onto Tofino, another 3hour drive. We stopped at Cathedral Grove along the way and ...
... the flood tide, and we got to watch and cheer them on. They had fun and then paddled off into the distance. Click on this youtube link to see video of them going through. http://youtu.be/0G4RPEb_rTU You may have to cut and paste the link to view it. Sorry about that. After lunch and a short nap, we loaded up the kayaks and headed back. On a funny note, we had secured the boats to the shore with rope but I had left my paddle ...
... more attention. It would have been my anniversary, had I still been married, and I was feeling a little lonely.
As we walked along I suddenly noticed a cannon. Now I have to admit I have not often done the waterfront walk into town (I usually use the more direct route) and so had previously not known that we had a little cannon on that walk or anywhere else for that matter. So I exclaimed out loud my ignorance of said ...
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