KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
On the advice of both our friends and the Lonely Planet Canada, we spent our first morning on Quadra walking the length of the Rebecca Spit. It’s a short hike on level ground, but the scenery on either side of the spit was stunning. On the right we could look across the Discovery Passage to Cortes Island and beyond to the snow-capped mountains of mainland British Columbia.
To the left, we could see the large bay formed by the spit, and our friend’s home nestled along the shore of the bay. The bay was dotted with the anchored boats of the local residents. A quiet spot on a beautiful morning, and a safe anchorage during a winter storm.
There were few other people walking this early in the summer season, and I have to saw we very much enjoyed the solitude. I smiled when I saw a woman readying her dog and its lifejacket for a morning spin on her bright yellow kayak.
We walked to the tip of the spit and admired the ferry crossing from the port at Heriot Bay on towards the corresponding terminal at Cortes Island. We would have loved to explore Cortes, but that would have to wait for another trip. We hadn’t anticipated the possibility of yet another island so nearby, and had made reservations at hotels for our return journey to Victoria.