This past weekend we made a quick visit up to Salt Spring Island (in British Columbia, Canada) to visit my dad. He was there kicking the dirt on a piece of land he bought a few years ago.
To get there we flew Kenmore Air to Victoria, and then taxied from downtown Victoria to Swartz Bay where we then ferried to Salt Spring (in hindsight the direct flight probably would have made more sense!) The flight was awesome. No lines, no security bullshit, no taking off your shoes and you could use your cellphone most of the flight since the plane flies so low. Plus it cost only a little bit more than taking the Seattle-Victoria ferry (the “Clipper”).
Here’s the 1950’s Beaver we flew in:
We arrived just in time for the Saturday market. Truth be told it wasn’t that exciting.
Here’s my dad’s west facing piece of land on Canvasback Road in the Channel Ridge development. As you can see he has a lot of work ahead of him :).
The B&B my dad and Jill were staying at was right on the water with a great view. It’s also for sale for $1.5mil:
Our view at the Seabreeze Inne wasn’t as nice but it was close to the town of Ganges:
For the flight home we were in a larger Otter, also built in the ’50s: