Thursday morning we left Campbell River for Hornby Island. This little side-trip runs a short ferry from Buckley Bay (south of the Comox Valley) across to Denman Island. You drive across Denman (about 30 minutes) and catch another ferry to Hornby. Both these islands have some agriculture and a thriving arts community.
Our primary reason for visiting Hornby Island was to see Middle Mountain Mead.
I’ll be posting up more detail on this excursion over at the other blog, Scratch, later today, but I need to show you the gorgeous view they have!
We camped at Tribune Bay, which has one of the nicest sandy beaches anywhere in the Gulf Islands. I hear the sea water is at its warmest here also, but we didn’t put that to the test.
Friday morning we headed off the islands back to Vancouver Island, stopped out at Cowichan Lake to pick up beekeeping supplies, and back to our kids’ place.