This may not seem exciting to everyone, but to some Piers Islanders - this is very exciting. Working with Thrifty Foods and their online ordering staff from their Central Saanich location - thanks Jackie, Matt & Carmen - we'll have grocery deliveries to Piers on Fridays at noon! Our first test run was June 24th - perfect.
What's next...pizza you say...we're working on it.
The Smile's on the boat for you!
Small island living is a beautiful challenge sometimes - we're open to ideas and suggestions to make it a little easier. Send us your queries if you live on a small island near Sidney, BC.
Return of the seastars
We are so excited to be seeing these creatures back in our waters. For several years, every comeback of the vibrant purple seastar was soon devastated by the "seastar wasting disease" and they literally disintegrated. Finally after at several years, their numbers are increasing. We are seeing more and more of the purple seastar, the mottled starfish but...still no sunflower stars.
We'll be keeping an eye out for them this summer. Come along and search the Salish Sea with us this summer.
Plan an adventure
This is really quite a funny story about a group from Piers Island that wanted to kayak Russell & Portland Islands. They can see both islands from Piers, but crossing that channel with BC ferry traffic is a little daunting. There were 3 couples and one teen, the guys were fine with walking the great trails on the islands, the ladies wanted to circumnavigate the islands by kayak.
A plan was devised, kayaks & picnic baskets loaded...and the adventure began. Mona, our son Jacob & I were part of that group. Which kind of reminds us of "I liked it so much I bought the company!"
We planned an adventure that was perfect for us - talk to us about what you'd like to do. Have a SUP - we can expand your paddling world. :)
Return of the jelly fish
We're starting to see smaller sizes of these jellyfish, called "Egg Yolk" or "Lion's Mane". They'll grow over the summer. The moon jellies are appearing as well. It's like the warmer temperatures bring a "bloom". Will they shrink in the rain! No...and you won't either because you'll fully protected in our boats, with 360 degree views and UV protection when the sun shines!
Come out on the water and play, rain or shine.
nesting On the water
It's nesting time for our seabirds - cormorants, gulls, oyster catchers and others and we know where to find them. If you're a bird lover and want to add a few checks on your Birdwatcher List, we'd love to share with you.
We want to share the wonderful things we experience touring the Salish Sea.