Lakeside Gardens on St Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island is a special place. In early May, during an unseasonably hot spell, we spent another glorious weekend at number 7.
Located right on the lake, the small cabins are a world away from all the cares of the world. One small step above camping, the cabins are under ten square metres in size but provide a luxury not easily found elsewhere: songbirds in the early morning. shorebirds through the day, eagles soaring overhead in the late afternoon, and the gentle sound of frogs to lull one to sleep at night.
And through it all, the ever-changing view of the lake.
It's rustic to be sure, but on a beautiful day on Salt Spring, nothing could be better.
Lakeside Gardens Resort website.
Photos by Jeem. Copyright 2016 by Jim Murray.