The most amazing falafel

Grandpa came over this morning to grab the kids for a craft on their boat. Ashley and Dan ran back over to Squirrel Cove to get off the boat for a bit. We’ve eaten 3 meals a day on the boat for the past 11 days so we got something to eat for lunch and some ice cream. Maybe it’s the 30+ meals of her own cooking that Ashley’s endured but she thought Squirrel Cove Take Out had the best falafel with yam fries she’s ever tasted! The sea salt and caramel ice cream in a waffle cone was perfect as well. We also visited the Cortes Island Arts & Crafts store for some neat items made on the island. We were anxious to see the kids so picked them up then went hiking. The trails on Cortes Island are user maintained and even though there was some windfall yesterday the hike was pretty good. Today we decided to take a different trail and ended up on the most primitive, windfallen trail we’ve ever done. It was pretty miserable for about 90 minutes before we got to a trail that had has recent maintenance. It turned out to only be about 4 miles but the kids amazed us with their resilience, as usual. They took it for an opportunity to jump off the fallen logs or to go under them. They had a few moments where we thought they might lose it… but honestly, I think the 4 adults did too. They just didn’t vocalize it quite as loudly. Today is Dorothy & Dennis’s anniversary so after dinner we went over for fresh blackberry cobbler. It was our last night in Desolation so we played some cards and said our goodbyes.

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