Friday, July 18, 2014

Denman Island - A Picnic

Denman Island
This is my second installment of our vacation. I will take you for a tour of Denman Island. We took a short ferry ride from Buckley Bay to Denman Island, just ten minutes away. I wanted to take the 9:00 A.M. ferry but when we got there at 8:25 A.M., I was surprised that the operator hurries us to board the ferry to our delight; we just took an earlier ferry!

I believe the total cost is about $43.00 Canadian dollars. We wanted to see Bryanna and her husband Brian. She is a vegan cookbook author, to date she has published seven books and sold more than 60,000 books. We met her some 12 years ago in Seattle and we became friends since then.

In a blink of an eye, we arrived in Denman Island. Now what? I suppose to make a call to let them know and I am not using my cell phone, it costs an arm and a leg to do roaming call in Canada. So the best thing was to see a public phone, so I tried and failed. So….I went back to the only general store on the island and I ask how to use this antiquated public phone, I was told to use all the 10 digits instead of 7 digits.  In short, I made the connection; it was the first time in more than a decade that I used the public phone again.

We met at the only Denman Island Guesthouse minutes later, Bryanna and Brian took us around the south side of the island and we had picnic later at Fillongley Provincial Park. Bryanna prepared Inari Sushi, potato salad, marinated tofu and kale salad. Yummy…..of course they are all vegan dishes. On top of that, no paper cups, no paper plates, no paper napkins. How’s that for a picnic on the beach?

Thank you very much Bryanna and Brian, we miss the island hospitality!

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