I was excited at the prospect of two days at Pine Point on the shores of Cowichan Lake – about two hours from Gabriola. The weather co-operated nicely with blue skies and warm sunny days. On the way we stopped at Russell Farms for fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread and browsed their nursery and garden gift shop. We arrived at the campground as the weekend crowd was leaving and just about had the place to ourselves. We sunned, walked, read, talked, roasted sausages over the camp fire and had a wonderul time – I would have liked to swim but couldn’t make myself brave the icy water, maybe in July it will be warmer!