Life is what happens…

…when you are making other plans. This was so true today!

I thought I had it all planned out. A SAORI class this morning – “Learning to warp the SAORI way”, a trip into town to visit the Salt Spring Market opening day and get a gluten free treat for Easter from the Laughing Daughter’s bakery stand, lunch at Bruce’s Kitchen, a walk in Burgoyne Bay, and so on….

The SAORI class happened – which was great! Then for one reason and another we were delayed going in to town and so when we got there Laughing Daughter’s had just sold out. Sigh and disappointment. So, off to Bruce’s Kitchen for lunch. It was busy there, as usual on a Saturday. The people in line in front of me ordered the last bowl of veggie chili. Sigh again. Plans foiled.

So, off we went to Barb’s Buns to have lunch there and I was just hoping that they would still have some gluten free bread left. They did! I had a wonderful veggie split pea soup and a gf grilled cheese sandwich. Yum.

By this time we decided it was too late to go down to Burgoyne Bay and so thought why don’t we just go walk along the harbour in town – the sun was shining and it was a warm and sunny day. So, we walked along by Grace Point Square and then out to Grace Point itself. A quiet sunny place. We sat and enjoyed looking out at the water…

Grace Point Salt Spring Island

the boats, the sea planes,…

Grace Point Salt Spring Island

the ducks and all.

Grace Point Salt Spring Island


Then I heard a ‘blow’! That sounded bigger than a seal! I looked up and there, coming into the harbour was a pod of Orcas!!

Orcas Salt Spring Island

Wow!! Amazing….in the 8 years we’ve been here I’ve never seen the whales come in to the harbour. What a treat – I couldn’t have planned this!

Orcas Salt Spring Island
(orca photos by Alan Bibby – click for larger view)

I was even able to get a bit of video…

After that amazing display, we wandered off for a latte at the Treehouse Cafe

Tree House Cafe Salt Spring Island

got some new Tibetan prayer flags from Rainbow Road Trading and stopped at The Fishery to pick up something for dinner…

The Fishery Salt Spring Island

And home again after a wonderful day!

Happy Easter weekend!


My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

5 replies
  1. Tanya C.
    Tanya C. says:

    Wow!Wow!Wow! What a wonderful day! Sometimes a “detour” puts you in exactly the right spot. 🙂

  2. terri
    terri says:

    Tanya – I was thinking of you when we saw this. We were at Tom’s favourite spot near town – sitting enjoying the sun. It was so unexpected and wonder-full!

    Indeed magical Noreen!!

    Oh happy day…..

  3. Chris
    Chris says:

    I loved hearing your sigh and ‘ah’. It was so rhythmic and moving to see them swim in unison. So quiet and still except for them taking a breath and exhalation each time. What an amazing thing to remember on your birthday. Thanks for sharing.

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