It’s Thursday, August 4th and the weather couldn’t possibly be any better for being out on the water. A beautiful 24 degrees and clear blue skies, we haven’t had much of it this year so indulging in the good weather is mandatory. And based on the amount of traffic I saw out on the road, the whole city was thinking the same thing. Of course this journey began as smoothly as all my journeys do (it’s important here to read the sarcasm). I love activities and hate planning ahead, it’s all about embracing a true west coast lifestyle, or at least that’s what I try to tell myself. Luckily our backyard is a gigantic outdoor playground with access to every outdoor activity you could imagine right at our fingertips. Aahh…I love this city!
I met up with Paul who joined me on the kayak adventure at Bowen Island, ahead of schedule I thought, we grabbed some last minute snacks and were on our way. Of course it wasn’t until we got onto the highway that I noticed I was out of fuel…
Travel Tip: make sure you have enough fuel in your vehicle to get to your destination and read the exit signs properly when you do stop to fuel instead of turning the wrong way, missing your ferry and trying to kill an hour with warm sushi that you’re going to regret later.
The ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove at Bowen Island is barely 20 minutes. In the distance you see this rocky island between West Vancouver and Bowen Island. It’s referred to as Passage Island, a privately owned island by a group of individuals and the only way to get there is by private boat. Definitely a landmark we’re looking to reach on our next outing. Since it’s privately owned, the residents do not welcome visitors. However, a little birdie at Bowen Island advised us that only the landmarks beyond high tide are private, low tide is still public property
We rented a double kayak from Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, it came with foot pedals for steering definitely a step up from the basic single kayaks I’ve used in the past. If you’re looking to head out to Bowen Island for some kayaking before the end of the summer, Tuesdays are two for one day.
This is what a photograph looks like when you multitask, kayaking and taking a picture at the same time.
Within just a few minutes of being out on the water we saw an eagle and a group of seals and …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>