we're back from our week on saltspring island!
we return to the island every summer. this was our tenth year [hadley's fifth] + it was a memorable visit.
last summer was super hot - so we didn't stray too far from the water + barely explored the island.
this year was cooler [but no rain!] + hadley found her hiking legs. she practically ran the three-hour trail thru ruckle park, scrambling over tree roots + ducking mossy branches. complaining only once - at the end of our hike - because she was "sweating".
we searched out every beach, combing for treasures.
we collected cool rocks + quartz. hadley made herself a necklace of seashells.
but some things were too big to bring home - driftwood for hadley + a massive rock [boulder?] for me.
we thrifted. at lady minto we scored this vintage hat, some barbie hangers, a paperback novel + a my little pony - all for two dollars!
me: if you could be any sea creature in the world - what would you be?
hadley: a mermaid!
more photos here.