On the way back from Campbell River we headed south towards Cobble Hill to visit some friends. It was past noon so decided to find a place to have a snack. We started at Ladysmith where they are re-vitalizing the downtown area. We stopped here before for a meal and didn't wish to visit the same place twice, so continued onward to Chemainus, where it was a little to touristy for our tastes. We travelled southbound on some backroads through farmland and eventually came out at Cowichan Bay.
Of course, this isn't the best pix but I wanted to catch the name on the banner.
Cowichan Bay is a seaside community with gift shops and a few restaurants. It is not far off the highway and is just south of Duncan, BC. There are lots of watercraft anchored in the bay and along the piers.
We discovered this "gem" years ago on our travels and would really love to have one of these homes along the waterfront
Half of the house is on "stilts" and your rear sundeck overhangs the water, and you have your private float for your boat
Or you could purchase your own Floating Home. Two of these were currently for sale, but I do not know the asking price. I really like the idea of not having to cut the grass but I would presume there are much more costly things to take care of in a marine environment.
Many people have told us that the Rock Cod Cafe was the best place for fish and chips, so this is where we went. Of course we had Salmon steak and other assorted goodies. Perhaps next time we will order the fish & chips and find out how good they are.
It was a beautiful warm day. After lunch we just sat on the dock in the sun and evaporated our worries away.
Weatherwise we were very fortunate to experience summer-like weather. It was forecast for rain 3 out of the 4 days we were away, but today there was no rain in sight.
It was a perfect day to be on the Wet Coast of British Columbia