24 January 2010

Bowen Island Day Trip

Last Sunday Kirk and I took the ferry over to beautiful Bowen Island to visit our good friends Shannon and Matti. After living in Victoria for 5 years and taking the hour-and-a-half long ferry ride to the mainland more times than I can count, the 20 minute ride to Bowen is pretty refreshing. We stopped in the village to pick up some wine and made our way to our friends' cute little cabin, which is deep in the wilderness (or so it seems to me!). We had a fun afternoon and evening catching up, eating and drinking and playing with their dog, Shiva and their cat, Ziggy. We had a nice meal of yummy split pea soup, mushroom & zucchini tarts (I veganized this recipe) and salad. I'd brought maple nutmeg cupcakes with chocolate ganache icing, but we were too full to eat them after dinner.
I wish Shannon and Matti lived on the mainland so we could see them more often, but it's always a treat to go over to the island for a visit.
The ferry dock at Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay

The ferry from Nanaimo coming in to Horseshoe Bay

Matti & Shannon enjoying dinner

Kirk likes split pea soup

Dinner - yum!

Shiva's big smile

Ziggy is beautiful

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