Thanksgiving getaway on Bowen Island
I love the idea of a tiny home. Right now it’s probably not the most practicable choice for us, considering how many cross country and international moves we have made in the last 10 years.
This place was so well appointed. A full size kitchen and bathroom, including a bath that would easily fit two people. And two mezzanine levels for bedrooms – ours had a queen size bed in it.
Our chicken friends running to greet us thinking we had snack for them.
We had no snacks. We did have some lovely free range eggs in the fridge, courtesy of our chicken friends.
The beautiful view and surrounds of the tiny house on Moulton Meadow Farm.
We woke up to stunning views and bright sunshine on Saturday morning, so we decided to hike (or tramp in kiwi) to Dorman Point.
It’s not a long hike but can be steep in parts, and all my yoga classes might have given me strong legs, but not as much cardio fitness and stamina.
After a quick fish and chip break for lunch, we decided to walk the Killarney Lake loop, which was meant to be around 4 hours. I think they overstate their estimates quick a bit, since we don’t walk too fast when I need to stop to take photos every few steps, but we finished up in around 90 minutes.
I was actually super thankful it only took that long since I still haven’t managed to break in my new hiking shoes yet and they ruined my heels again.
Sunday was a lot cooler and rainy most of the day, so we took in brunch and coffee in Artisan Square.
We also managed to get out to Applefest, where I got a bit of corgi spotting action and we drank delicious apple cider.
I also bought some really delicious blackberry jam that is blended with belgian chocolate. This one won’t last long in our house.
Since the tiny house was so cozy, we spent the evenings on the couch under a blanket watching Maniac on Netflix. Definitely one I would recommend watching, although you really have no idea what is going on half the time.
Monday we packed up and ready to head home.
We wanted to visit a beach before we left, so drove to the other side of Bowen Island to visit Pebbly Beach. There were indeed lots of pebbles.
The only disappointing thing was seeing huge lots of land for sale, and I wonder if that will restrict public access to the beach and walking tracks at some point.
Geoff was in the middle of hunting for his perfect rock when he spotted dolphins just off the point. Luckily we managed to watch them surface a couple of times before swimming off.
There were some really beautiful and stark cliff faces there as well. These would be so great for some moody portraits, and reminded me of some the Icelandic cliff faces but on a much smaller scale.
Time for a quick portrait of us both.
We started collecting rock mementos from the places we have visited. Usually the rule is just the one stone, which I find really hard to decide, and sometimes more than one comes home with me to befriend my plants.
Geoff is a little more considered in his approach, he finally decided on the quartz looking rock.