Salt Spring Island, BC
|View from the ferry|
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Salt Spring Island, which is just off the coast of Vancouver Island. We flew into Victoria, rented a car and then took a very short ferry ride (35 minutes) to Salt Spring Island on BC Ferries.
|View from Living Room|
We had rented a house which was on top of one of the hills of Salt Spring, so we had a marvelous view towards many of the other Gulf Islands and we could even see Mt. Baker, US, in the distance.
|Salad – yumm!|
Salt Spring Island is a magical, mystical place with very friendly residents and a truly laid-back atmosphere. It is also an island where many of the residents, as well as visitors are more enlightened about food and lifestyle so you can find a vast variety of organically grown foods in the grocery stores and especially at their famous Saturday Market held in Ganges, which is one of the towns there. We ate extremely well there, and the prices were average to Ontario prices, which I found surprising, considering it is an island.
|View of my toes whilst sitting in forest hot tub|
Spas and day retreats abound, and I was lucky enough to enjoy an aromatherapy massage, sauna and forest hot-tub at Solace Organic Spa Retreat as part of my major detoxification program mentioned last week.
|view from Mount Maxwell|
All in all, it was a very calm and relaxing week – perfect to re-charge the body, mind and spirit!