Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Island Getaway - Part 1

Another belated adventure - heh-heh... This was a Victoria Day weekend trip that we sort of did spur of the moment. We are going to a little island in the harbour. It is a provincial park and there are no cars allowed... only bikes, bears and bear-companions.

First we have to take a ferry out there... I wonder where the ferry is?

Er... that's it??? That's not a ferry, that's a teeny tiny bumble boat... I think I might get sea-sick... gulp!

Luckily, I didn't get sea-sick. Little bears sometimes have tough stomachs.

It is a gorgeous day and way off in the distance you can see....

A big cruise ship! I'm amazed that things fits in the harbour.

I saw a mural for some racoons which I thought Beanie would like. I wonder if we'll see any on the island?

A totem pole or two... and...

Let's hike!! I'm ready!

Good thing we got a map... let's see... we are here and... we want to go there....

Mama says first we have to check the tide tables... of course there is an app for that... and we are in luck, the tide is going out.

Which may explain why the geese are hanging around on land... those goslings are are big.

The meadow is covered with little tiny white flowers that look a bit like daisies... In German they are called Gänzeblümchen (Geese Flowers).... hmmmm...

Maybe that's why there are so many geese here?

OK... I am ready for some beach time.

A scramble down the slope... careful...

And I'm here!! Whew... it sure is hot out today.

It is nice just to sit on a warm log and watch the sun flash off the waves.

Of course, Mama gets distracted and that means it's easy to hide on her too! Can you see me?

Heh-heh... there I am!

 Alright, enough sitting on the beach, I want to explore!

 It is a beary nice pathway, I must say... perfectly suited for little bears. And we were on the first ferry/boat over so nobody else is around.

Oh dear... it's only May... I hope this doesn't mean anything!

Whoa... there is a small island out there connected to the shore by a spit of sand...

Should I go... or should I stay? Remember... the tide was going out... so I should be ok... I hope.

Heh-heh... there are beary cool rocks out there! This one went right through the stone - and my feet are dangling.

This one looks like an alien space monster or something.
 And back on terra-firma... the tide sure went out a lot in the 10 minutes I was out there... which means it would also come back in quickly if the tide was rising. Have to remember that!


  1. What a grand aventure! Those little goosies are so cute!

    1. Thanks guys! The little goosies don't stay cute for beary long though - have to enjoy their cuteness while I can.

  2. Beary cool trip Sandy. I am glad you got out for Victoria Day. It was a beary suspenseful post, I wasn't sure if you were going to make it back during low tide. Whew, glad you made it. My roommates were on a few of those small ferries years ago around Memorial Day and it was a pretty choppy ride as they tell me. They were from the Inner Harbor to Point Ellice house for Tea (typical touristy thing to do in Victoria I know).

    1. I'm glad I got out for Victoria Day too! Yes, these small ferries are not beary seaworthy, at least not for little bears. I haven't seen Victoria yet... must twist some fingers and arms.

  3. Happy belated Victoria Day Sandy! I did not know there is an app for tide tables. Could there also be an app for locating beehives? or identifying best fishing times/spots for salmon?

    1. Thanks Adjin! I didn't know there was an app for tide tables either... you don't know about these things until you need them! I would like to think there is an app for finding beehives but so far I haven't hear of one. Or an app for locating other little bears who want to go on hikes and adventures... why do all my pals live soooo far away?