As we close up our seasonal home on Vancouver Island and prepare for the long drive back to San Francisco, I’m reflecting on all the great times we’ve had here this summer. It’s been too short a visit this time.
And yes, we begin our drive today because… why not?
It will be the busiest day to cross the border all year. Meaning huge wait times, annoyed border control agents and impatient drivers, since it’s Labor Day weekend in the US and Labour Day weekend in Canada.
I never did make a choice of which colors to purchase of these terrific Adirondack chairs that I learned about from materfamilias. I loved their bright cheeriness and when faced with color choice, I just couldn’t commit. So no decision, no chairs. This year.
I’ll miss the walks down to Brickyard Cove where we sit on the logs to watch the geese and Kayakers while we enjoy the fresh salt air.
I’ll miss being around these gorgeous tress. The sound of the wind as it whistles through these is so relaxing.
I’ll miss the great produce from the Goats On The Roof Market out in Coombs, where the novelty is that there really are a family of goats who live on its roof.
I’ll miss the stunning sunsets and the never ending show of beautiful sunrises.
I’ll be back up for a short visit in November, but by then it will be too cold to do my favorite thing which is sit on my deck, looking for eagles and listening to the waves crashing in the little cove below us.
Happy Labor/Labour Day!