What writers do when they aren’t writing: another installment

Went for a beautiful paddle up Finlayson Arm out of Brentwood Bay on Saturday to celebrate my friend Trish’s birthday.  Brentwood Bay is less than a half hour from Victoria, but it’s such a beautiful spot.  We rented kayaks through Pacifica  right on the dock for a five hour paddle that included lunch and a guide.  It  turns out our guide, Ali is on our dragon boat  team, so we had an absolutely wonderful day.  We paddled through oodles of fist-sized white jellyfish and a few of these bigger pink guys pictured below.  Too bad we didn’t have a fishing rod because there were lots of fish jumping.  We passed a mystery staircase that leads to nowhere and was apparently built for a movie set well before I was born and no, I’m telling you when that was!  We stopped at Spectacle Falls for lunch and a swim.  The water was gorgeous and the swim was pretty much essential to work off the delicious lunch provided by Pacifica.  I think we’ll try this trip again next spring when the waterfall is more than a  trickle.  The paddle home was not quite as leisurely but no less beautiful.  Thanks Ali for taking all the lovely photos.

Trish, Me, & Ali Finlayson Arm


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norma Charles
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:49:38

    Loved sharing this trip with you, Sheryl. Especially now the autumn rains are upon us. Thanks. Norma


    • sherylbooks
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:55:13

      Hey Norma, wish the nice weather were lasting a little longer. Sure enjoyed it while we had it. Hope you and Brian had a chance to get out on the water too.


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