Hello chaps! I hope your week has been happily humming along. Today I would like to share the second installment of photos from our minimoon in British Columbia!
Though I adore camping, after a lovely four days at Ruckle, we were ready for a bit of luxury. We therefore headed to the north end of the island for a few nights stay at the gorgeous Bloom Organic B&B.
The Pond Suite at Bloom is the top floor of the owners’ gallery, and looks out over the property including the namesake pond, a grape arbor, rambling gardens, and towering, tawny-barked madronas. The suite itself is light-filled and oh so romantic, with the feel of an old farmhouse updated by modern touches.
This was the pampering portion of our minimoon. Complete with tourmaline facial masques brought from home. Ha.
We dove in wholeheartedly, filling the hours with quiet moments in the garden, serious badminton games on the gorgeous grass court, and two lovely dinners out.
The kind owners, Paul and Anna, also directed us to a nearby beach with assurances of it being their personal favorite.
Nestled in a sandy-bottomed cove with the added protection of a miniature island at the mouth (Idle Island, an old First Nations burial ground), the beach did not disappoint. And my goodness, the water was the warmest I have felt this side of the tropics. Typically, northwest oceans are a jump in, jump out and try not to scream in the process sort of affair. The cove was just the refreshing side of warm, comfortable enough to take time to enjoy swimming extended periods in the buoyant saltwater. After an initial sunset foray, we determined to spend our final day basking entirely in its glory.
We came prepared, with plenty of sunscreen, ridiculously wide-brimmed hats (thank you Pharmasave), books, towels, and a generous picnic dinner. And snacks.
Also wine. Cannot forget the wine.
I would go back. To Bloom in a heartbeat.
To the beach in an instant.
To that moment forever.