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Longest day of the year...summer-summer arrives

Here it is: Summer-summer! The longest day of the year, the summer solstice, the beginning of school holidays for many...the longed for days of swimming, kayaking, sailing...the kick-back enjoyment and ease of "the season".

Garden fresh produce, farmers markets, patio dining, the sounds of summer off in the distance, the fun of bare feet in sand....

The unexpected cool/rainy Fall, cold/snowy Winter, cool/rainy Spring have had the citizens of the entire Pacific Northwest Coast area craving a make-up "summer-summer" season!

Fingers crossed....

A little star-watching, a little sunset gazing are always good for the soul.



How may I help you to discover special Salt Spring Island & the Southern Gulf Islands?   Call me!

Comment balloon 4 commentsLi Read • June 20 2017 06:51PM
Longest day of the year… summer-summer arrives
Here it is: Summer-summer! The longest day of the year, the summer solstice, the beginning of school holidays for many… the longed for days of swimming, kayaking, sailing… the kick-back enjoyment and ease of "the season". Garden fresh… more
Artists run Salt Spring Island? Well, maybe…
Salt Spring Island offers a year-round lifestyle. It is an authentic artists community. I always think that an artistic base in a community leads to a creative population, and an interesting lifestyle for all in the community. Artists also need the… more
Ocean view property on Salt Spring Island? Be inspired…
Looking for a view property on Salt Spring Island? There are many different kinds of views… ocean, lake, valley, pastoral… they all allow an inspiring vista. A view allows us to be thoughtful… it encourages the mind to go outwards. Salt Spring… more
Seeking waterfront on Salt Spring Island?
What kind of waterfront are you looking for on Salt Spring Island? Some ocean front seekers prefer a beach. Others have a boat, and a dock for the yacht, in front of the house, is top of their list. Still others prefer their own private island… more
Salt Spring Island celebrates Victoria Day Holiday Weekend.
May 19, 2017. Here it is… the "season opener"… the Victoria Day Holiday Weekend. This is a Canada-wide holiday, and starts the summer season in many locales. Victoria Day is a recognition of the British influence in Canada… it is Queen… more
Don't miss the Round Salt Spring Sailing Race on Victoria Day Holiday
The Victoria Day Holiday Weekend is coming up… this is a holiday right across Canada, and for many locations is the signal for "the season" to begin. On Salt Spring Island, it's the annual Round Salt Spring Sailing Race. This well… more
The "season" begins… on Salt Spring Island. Enjoy!
So… now it begins… the amazing Pacific Northwest Coast "season"… May to October. As we segue to the close of April, we can see the flowering forward of our natural world. On Salt Spring, orchards are abloom, gardens are welcoming,… more
"Cool Mediterranean" micro-climate on Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands enjoy a micro-climate known as "cool Mediterranean". This temperate climate supports vineyards, olive groves, orchards… two farms on Salt Spring actually export food to Vancouver. Sheep… more
April pleasures on Salt Spring Island…
April is that lovely segue month between early and late Spring… buds unfolding, blossoms igniting orchards, the froth of nature erupting everywhere. Boaters are getting ready for cruising adventures at sea, and summer dreams are enticing us. April… more
Moving to Salt Spring? Still need to work?
How does one live on Salt Spring, if work is still in your life script? Retirement is one thing, but what if an income stream is still essential? Tourism (the visitor experience) is the main economic driver on Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands… more