Friday, May 05, 2006

Perfect


Yep. Life is perfect. The first sailing of the year (for the ChiCheemaun Ferry)was today. The boat is the lifeline that connects the island to the mainland from the southern port of entry. In the north, there's the swing bridge, which is open year-round and is the only other way on and off the island. The ferry is a thoroughfare for travellers who wish to go south towards Toronto or the U.S.

Without the Chicheemaun, the island would be at a loss. Tourists just love the Chicheemaun too.

My mum-in-law-to-be, my youngest niece and I went to the ferry terminal to see the arrival of the first ship of the year (it's a tradition for them). I must say that the feeling was pretty neat. It signifies the start of a new season and the sound of ferry traffic on the highway is a welcome one. Soon Europeans, Americans, and Canadians from all over the country will be paying the Island a visit. It's a really exciting feeling. The island will be bustling with activity for the next few months, until next off-season arrives.

Last night, we attended the official opening of the season for the Royal Michael's Bay restaurant. The appetizers were delicious and the meal was superb (as usual). Sweet potato & apple soup, salad with duck confit, sirloin steak with a vegetable medley and for dessert we had a very smoothe creme brule. It was an enjoyable evening. J and I mingled with various council members, motel and resort owners, business owners, the owner of the newspaper and distinguished members of the community. I love this life!! Great company and fantastic food. What a wonderful combination.

Cool new finds at the garden center! I just purchased some herbs for my garden. My cool new buys are: Greek Oregano, Lemon Thyme and Parsley. Can't wait! The asparagus is starting to poke out and the raspberry canes are cleaned (thanks to my mum-in-law-2B). I'm gonna have a rockin' garden this year!!

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