On a warmer day, I’m sure the Ross Bay beach would have been packed. There was loads of room for kids to run on the rocks, and to hunt for sea glass and driftwood. Lots of locals were sitting on the sea wall with coffees, watching the adventurous surfers.
Our visit to Sidney by the Sea was one of those random flukes that happen while traveling that turn out to be the highlight of the whole trip. We had planned a week on Vancouver Island. I had a week’s worth of vacation to use up at work. After 2 years of COVID, I was going a little stir crazy. Sidney turned out to be the perfect small town for two or three nights – and filled with no fewer than 6 bookshops!