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Quadra Island Jaunt + Wine tasting
May 6 - May 7
Limit of 20 people. Please make your accommodation reservations as soon as possible, as space is limited.
We can take advantage of their Getaway Package, $73.50 per person, per night, plus taxes, which includes a dinner voucher of $22.50 and breakfast voucher of $10.00 per person. This Getaway Package does not appear on their website, so when you phone 1-800-665-7745 for your reservation, just mention it is for Quadra Island Jaunt, organized by Wendy.
We plan to leave Campbell River, Sat. May 6 on the 11:15 a.m. ferry to Quadra Island, the crossing time is 10 minutes. http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/northern/crqi-current.php If you wish to leave earlier, to explore on your own, let me know and we can arrange a meeting spot. We will spend a little time exploring, before proceeding to Heriot Bay Inn for lunch around 1 p.m. http://heriotbayinn.com/
After enjoying a delicious lunch on their huge ocean view deck, we can explore more of what Quadra Island offers, including the beautiful Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park. The next stop will be SOUTHEND FARM WINERY and enjoy some wine tasting. Gary and I have been twice, they have a nice selection of excellent wines. www.southend.ca We will then proceed to Tsa Kwa Luten to relax, explore their grounds, enjoy Happy Hour and dinner in their ocean view dining room.
If you wish to just join us for the day on Saturday, that would be great, and no limit on numbers. Just let me know you wish to join in on the first, maybe annual, Quadra Island Jaunt
Sunday, May 7, I have made tentative arrangements with Aboriginal Journeys for a Whale/Wildlife and Adventure Tour @ 11 a.m. leaving from their Campbell River location. There is room for 6 people @$149.00 on this 6 hour tour. They have given us this special price, reduced from $189.00. Reserve your spot with me, as soon as possible. The following is a description from Garry Henkel, “We are on the lookout for Orcas (Killer Whales) and Humpback Whales, and other marine wildlife, such as Dolphins, Black Bears, Porpoises, Eagles, Seals and Sea Lions. Sometimes in the Spring, we also see Grizzly Bears. Every day is a new and exciting adventure. http://www.aboriginaljourneys.com/
We have many waterways in which to explore, such as Discovery Passage, Johnstone Strait, Desolation Sound and Georgia Strait, which as been renamed the Salish Sea. In addition, we have some of the worlds most powerful ocean currents within our area. Towering mountains, and glacial fjords (Bute & Toba Inlet) with lush rainforests are within our area as well. Be sure to bring you camera for a spectacular wildlife and nature viewing adventure, that you will never forget.”
Those of you that like to golf, might be interested in the Quadra Island Golf Course. The course is 5 years old, and built by the community of Quadra Island. http://www.quadragolf.com/
At this point I am leaving Sunday open, offering the Whale/Wildlife and Adventure Tour, golf, or? For those traveling south on 19A, the oceanside route, you might consider Shelter Point Distillery http://shelterpoint.ca/ , Coastal Black Estate Winery https://www.coastalblack.ca/ and Beaufort Vineyard& Estate Winery http://www.beaufortwines.ca/ just to name a few fun spots to visit up island.”
- Wendy Woodley