Back from Hornby

Hello everyone,

After a week of being “single”, I joined my boys on Hornby Island for a week of holiday. It took me about 8 hours to get there (bus, bus, ferry, bus, bus, ferry, then Zak picked me up on Denman Island and we took the last ferry together) but I made it, and although my son was happy to see me, he hadn’t missed me too much either, which is good.

We had a “restful” week with some more fishing (I was in the canoe for my son’s second fish, a green ling that was pretty fierce), some wildlife viewing (bald eagles love when we leave fish heads on the beach in front of the cabin for them to pick up) a little bit of hiking, some free store looting (found a few more pajamas for the baby) and a lot of tide pooling. The crab trap Zak bought was a bust – it’s probably just not the right season for crabs, but all we caught was sun stars, HUGE starfish that were really hard to shake out of the cage. It was hard getting our boy in bed before 8 or 8:30 pm, but luckily, we slept in a windowless room and he slept in until 8 or 8:30 almost every morning. Less luckily, the room is also airless and we were warm, warm, warm! But we had a great time with Zak’s family.

Of course since we’ve been back our boy has reversed to waking up at 6:30 or 7, which has not done wonders for his mood. We came home on Saturday just in time for supper, I did three loads of laundry that evening, we unpacked, went to pick strawberries and raspberries on Sunday, and now I’m back at work. We have one more week of holiday planned in Kelowna, and very soon it will be the beginning of my mat leave. Time flies!

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