Hear the beautiful barks of the sea lions! Stella lions are the growlers...check out the video below for what you can see live as you stand on government dock in Cowichan Bay!
July's Paddle Package
For the whole month of July you can book the cottage and a 2-hour paddle of your choice for $169.00.
Enjoy a private stay at the Cowichan Bay Cottage plus a 2-hour sunset paddle with Cowichan Bay Kayaks or a 2-hour SUP (Stand up Paddle board) lesson in the calm Cowichan Bay!
The Cowichan Bay is a beautiful setting for paddling; with Mount Zhouhalem as your back drop; the shores are interesting with birds such as eagles, blue herons, osprey, and other sealife like seals, sea lions (depending on time of yr); otters and deer even walk the shoreline.
Sheny, your host of Cowichan Bay Cottage, is Paddle Canada certified to teach SUP (stand up paddle boarding) the fastest growing water sport in the world. It is easy to learn, a great workout and a wonderful way to see the sights higher up in the water. Or if you are a kayaker, Huw, at Cowichan Bay Kayaks (also Paddle Canada certified) will treat you to a sunset paddle around the estuary and the bay. Book your paddle getaway today!
The artisan sink is almost ready for installation...pictures to come!
Fingers crossed plumbers will finish this week & then we can get the flooring done & take some interior pics!
This time of year the blue herons are nesting in their rookery just across from Hedcate Park (where the new estuary centre is located). It is quite a sight especially if they are squawking away like Jurassic Park!
Join in the beach clean up this Saturday May 5th 2012 for Location:Kil-Pah-Las Beach for Science activities for children and families, community beach clean-up, food and music. 9:30 to finish after lunch.
SUP Paddle Canada Instructor’s Course
I survived! It was fantastic! The weather held out at Gyro Park in Victoria, BC. A bit o’ wind day 3 like 25 knots according to Big Wave Dave. It was enough to flip and toss a 10’6” x 33” Starboard board from the grass to the air over 8 feet!
My fellow colleagues and I had the privilege of Mike Derbyshire as our Instructor. Here is a video of him SUP surf style Skookumchuck Rapids! Wicked! http://bit.ly/IYaau1
The course not only certified me to teach Paddle Canada SUP lessons but also gave me more stoke on SUP’ing. If that is possible! I am totally addicted to pivot turns and back braces right now. I have committed to race in the open grom for the Vancouver Island Race Series in September at Gyro Park. Summer training begins!
If you have any questions or want to take a beginner lesson; I can hook you up!
Look forward to a summer of SUP stoke!
I had my first unofficial SUP lesson with a trooper who SUP'd 4km with some good wave action on their inaugural voyage! I have my instructor's training this weekend! Stoked with SKILS and Mike Darbyshire! Easter Monday was beautiful in Cowichan Bay. We paddled from the bay to Cherry Point Marina. Along the shore the tide was way out, so we saw tons of pink starfish! We tried to get the dog on the board but too many distractions;-) While in the cottage, the Electricians almost finished today. Plumbers in tomorrow then the flooring...and then onto the finishing touches;-) Be a fan and get the deal of the spring 2012 season! http://www.facebook.com/events/338405389554309/ Thank you!!!!
Drywall is complete! Painting this hoppy easter weekend. Flooring looks lovely, grey/black grain wide plank! Hottub ordered! It's coming! And 30-day Friends sale! Be a fan http://www.cowichan-baycottage.com/contact.html
And book a night or two for $49.00 a night! Less than a campsite! Fresh eggs & bread each morning! Use for yourself or your visiting guests!
Kerry has almost finished the drywall! Whew! Then painting, then the flooring....The cottage is taking shape! The front deck cement pad is in place ready for the hottub / bbq. The spectacular ocean & mountain view is minus the derelict ship now;-) Mount Zhouhalem looked magnificent this morning with a light dusting of snow!
Your vacation rental will be available mid-May! Keep posted for updates and new photos of the brand new cottage! Nestled above the Historic seaside Village of Cowichan Bay; complete with ocean views, and mountain views (Mt Prevost, Mt Zhouhalem & Mt Maxwell on Salt Spring Island).
We look forward to making your holiday a true Cowichan Bay experience! Join us on the deck for a spectacular sunset!