Whenever we go into exploration mode it is our usual practice to travel onto every road we find to see where it ends up. We head up (NW) along the main paved road and came to a goverment dock and this house along the shore, which looked vacant.
This is a typical view of the road. You will find little traffic along here
Again we stop for another photo of this abandoned home wondering what had happened to the previous occupants
Another building where we find in nature's grasp
I was thinking to myself that this would be a good place to crank the throttle of your bike as there are no speed traps here.
We head over to the west side of the island to find a beautifully paved road and wondered where it went, and stopped when we noticed this writing.
Not much farther ahead there is a locked gate with more NO trespassing signs. I think it was a plan for a new subdivision which never got developed.
We head back towards town and noticed the road to the BLUFFS which has a commanding view of Active Pass, where the ferries pass.
It is our lucky day for we noticed a ferry just happened to come into view.
The house on this little peninsula has water views on both sides: front & back
The Galiano Golf & Country Club operates on the honour system. Just put your money in the box and have a round
While we were having dinner at the Hummingbird Pub we didn't realize that a snow storm was closing in. The flakes were wet and slushy making for very slippery roads. We nearly didn't make it back to our "Tree House" . There are no street lights and no moon to light our way. We really could have used the bright lights of the sun on a certain K75
I couldn't help myself. I knew the previous renters had left the day before, and we could have had the Cliff House for our last night but seeing as we were taking the early ferry off the island I thought it too much trouble. But it certainly will be on the plan next time.
Along the way to the ferry terminal we came across this scene
I imagine that it was very slippery and just a light touch on your brake pedal would have put you into the ditch, just like this. It would have happened to us too if it weren't for the AWD of our Subaru WRX. Just remember to keep constant throttle and keep OFF the brakes.
Not wanting to miss the ferry we arrive at the dock in plenty of time
There is nobody else there, except us. We have the parking lot to ourselves. In the summer season usually a member of the Ferry crew comes on shore to man the ticket booth.
We are safely loaded on board the ferry and bid Galiano Island farewell. A relaxing weekend it was. We headed over to Saltspring Island
Addendum: SaltSpring Island, Ganges Harbour, BC
We had a mission to head over to Victoria to meet up with some friends and decided to have lunch on the Pier on Saltspring Island
They had quite the snowstorm over here too and we noticed lots of cars buried in the ditches along our way into town. They seldom get snow over here and caught the locals off guard
(Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island, BC)
After lunch we head over to Vesuvius bay to catch the ferry over to Crofton, BC
(Ferry terminal, Vesuvius Bay, Saltspring Island, BC)
Looking out into the bay the water looked very serene and tranquil
This is our last shot of the setting sun. Notice the pollution smoke stacks from the pulp mill at Crofton BC, our destination.