(Read about day 1 here and here)
After a semi-good night's sleep (hard to get a good night's sleep with a 120lb dog in the middle of the bed hogging all the space) we got up and went for a short hike in the morning before breakfast once we could convince Darwin she could make it down the stairs.
We came to a clearing and Darwin got a serious case of the zoomies.
Steve told us we didn't have to worry about picking up Darwin's poop as long as it wasn't on a main walkway because they have giant slugs that "take care of it". We saw many giant slugs... like this one:
Steve was great and because the guests staying in the second room (it's a two room b&b) checked out already he let Darwin come to breakfast with us where she could harass Maximus. This place was also great because if we went somewhere that wasn't dog friendly they offer free dog watching services... Darwin could either have stayed in the main house with him and the other dogs or stayed in our room (uncrated - he's fine with dogs being free as long as they aren't chewers and won't destroy anything in the room). We left Darwin in the room so she could nap a little while we went out to zipline!
It was my first time ziplining and it was a blast! We were in a group of 6 people, and one of them was this old lady ziplining with her adult daughter. It was so fun!
After ziplinging we picked up Darwin and went out for a hike at the Sooke Potholes.
More giant slugs!
Here's a video of Darwin at the potholes.
We were going to walk further, but we passed a couple blowing their whistles saying they heard from another person who heard from someone else that they saw a bear and her two cubs. We aren't exactly bear savvy and our jingling car keys weren't exactly noisy enough to warn a bear that we were approaching. And when I asked Darwin what she would do if we ran into a bear she didn't give a very confident answer so we decided to leave.
When we got back to the b&b we found a friend sitting next to the drive way.
We tried to point it out to Darwin, but she kept looking at the wrong thing and eventually the deer got up and left.
That night we left Darwin to go eat dinner. I wanted sushi and we found a really good place nearby, Akemi Sushi.
And that was day 2. Day 3, our last day, wasn't anywhere near as exciting, but we'll post about it anyway.