Salt Spring Island

by Michelle Johnson November. 01, 2018 365 views

We chose Salt Spring Island as our initial destination in Canada, with the plan to explore more of British Columbia before settling in. Our days are split between experiencing and exploring our spectacular new environment and managing the somewhat more mundane details of arriving in a new place. Some things we've learned as newcomers: in rental ads, "hydro" refers to electricity; Halloween here is celebrated with costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, and fireworks.

Fall foliage at the harbor in Ganges, the main village on the island.

Fall foliage at the harbor in Ganges, the main village on the island.

Blustery weather makes for dramatic landscapes.

Blustery weather makes for dramatic landscapes.

We had nearly a week a bright sunny weather - perfect for exploring the island.

We had nearly a week a bright sunny weather - perfect for exploring the island.

There are amazing views from the top of Mt. Maxwell.

There are amazing views from the top of Mt. Maxwell.

This view shows some of the many farms and wineries in the valleys as well as the Gulf Islands.

This view shows some of the many farms and wineries in the valleys as well as the Gulf Islands.

There is a tradition of fairy doors here, like this one near the Ferry in the village of Vesuvius.  If you open the door in this one, there are writing materials and you can leave a note for the elves.  Apparently they will write back.

There is a tradition of fairy doors here, like this one near the Ferry in the village of Vesuvius. If you open the door in this one, there are writing materials and you can leave a note for the elves. Apparently they will write back.

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