Sunday, July 4, 2010

Colourful Salt Spring Market

ItalicBreakfast at Barb's Buns Cafe in Ganges, Salt Spring

We had a lovely weekend here on the west coast. This was the first weekend of July and a time of celebration for many. Saturday was warm and sunny, for a change! My daughter and I ventured over to Salt Spring Island, one of our favourite destinations which is only forty-five minutes from our front door. We often travel there for a days visit or stay a few days for a short getaway. Saturday is busy and bustling with artisans and shoppers at the Ganges market, it is a marvelous event and is fun for folks of every age. Our first visit on Salt Spring was to Barb's Buns Cafe for a leisurely breakfast and to purchase coffee beans and few goodies from their bakery. The market was our next destination - a colourful and cheerful place to be! We enjoyed live music in the park and a stroll along the harbourside boardwalk. The lovely park looks out to Ganges harbour, a Mediterranean setting with charming view, dotted with sailboats and a gentle breeze blowing through. There are cafes, restaurants and food kiosks - a plethora of food venues to suit the hungry visitor. It was another lovely visit to the island. I always look forward to the sights, sounds and scents that tantalize the senses. I had my fill of lavender scent, ocean breeze, colourful artisan kiosks and world beat music for one day - I will be ready for it again soon!! Thanks for visiting me here, I enjoy sharing this with you. My warmest wishes to everyone. Michelle.














8 comments:

aka Penelope said...

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sites and events that took place at Salt Spring, Michelle. Looks like you had a great time AND great weather. I’m tempted to go there myself this summer. Thanks for sharing the rainbow of colours that seemed to be everywhere during your visit.

Sheila said...

Oh Michelle, I envy you! What a beautiful trip to Saltspring Island you had and your pictures take me right there - Thanks for the trip.

Heather said...

Hi Michelle! Fantastic photos of the Market!!! I can't wait to get over there too - it's lot's of fun, isn't it?

Stephanie said...

A beautiful spot to visit. I have not made it there yet. One of these days....Love the market and the wonderful colors of everything there. Thanks sharing your wonderful day.

Kiki said...

Such a super gorgeous post..so many lovely treasures and beautiful things to explore..magnificent..awesome photo series too....I feel like I went on an adventure! yay!
thanks!
Kiki!

Jessica said...

Hi Michelle,

I am a fellow Victoria Blogger...although my blog is about home decor. What beautiful photos you take. I haven't been to Salt Spring in ages but your photos have inspired me to take the trip.
Check out my blog if you have a sec.

www.seatomyheart.com

Jessica

Jo said...

Hi, Michelle, I just wanted to drop you a note to see if everything is okay in your world. Your Mom okay?

Jo

Melody Wey said...

Michelle,

Have you heard about this urban garden contest LifCycles is hosting for gardeners in Victoria? I immediately thought of you...

http://ow.ly/2mgV1

Melody

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