Island Hopping – Part 2

We took a little vacation over to Vancouver Island a few weeks ago. You can read about Stop #1 here.

Stop #2:

We had to stop for the best buns on the Island! If you’re ever near Ladysmith, make sure to stop in at the Old Town Bakery. You will most likely have to queue, as I have done. Every. Single. Time. 🙂 But it is always worth the wait; bread, buns, cookies, bars, scones, you name it, they bake it. However, we didn’t go for any of those, delicious as they are, we went for the cinnamon buns!!

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Old Town Bakery, Ladysmith BC

There were no fewer than 8 different kinds of cinnamon buns to choose from. After MUCH deliberation, the Pearson’s settled on the Lemon Poppyseed and the Peanut Butter buns. Both were more than worth the wait!

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Old Town Bakery, Ladysmith BC

To walk off the buns, we meandered around the downtown (which took about 30 seconds – Ladysmith is not that big…). There are great-looking buildings, though; sometimes I wonder if people choose to paint buildings a bright colour to bring some cheer on the gray winter days. It certainly helps lighten the mood!

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Old Town Bakery, Ladysmith BC

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Old Town Bakery, Ladysmith BC

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Old Town Bakery, Ladysmith BC

Stop #3:

Continuing down the highway on our way to Victoria, we made another stop at Duncan. One of my mammo sites is located in their hospital, so we took a little detour so I could show Jonty where my annual travel takes me. Did you know that Duncan is known as the City of Totems? You can find them throughout the city!

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Red Arrow Brewing, Duncan BC

Our final stop in the Cowichan Valley was for a mid-day sipping session at Duncan’s local craft brewery – Red Arrow Brewing Company.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Red Arrow Brewing, Duncan BC

Actually, the main reason we wanted to stop there is because we’re currently loving this show (and he’s the Green Arrow, so we thought it was fitting to have a brew at the Red Arrow!)

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Vancouver Island getaway, Red Arrow Brewing, Duncan BC

Next stop? Down to Victoria! Stay tuned 🙂

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