09 June 2010

{08jun2010: day 3}

Read about day 1 here and here and day 2 here.

Ok, so one thing I realized I forgot mention about day two... Darwin had a new "first".  So on our walk before breakfast there were some horse "candies" (as Lucille calls them) on the path that Jason and I walked around.  Darwin stopped to sniff it, and suddenly dropped and leaned into it!  Yuck!  (no pictures, sorry).  It was her first time rolling in something stinky!  Within the last few months she's sniffed stinky stuff, then slowly put her ear towards it as if she were listening to it, and we'd catch her and stop her.  This time though she was quick about it and just plopped into it!  Gross!

Anyway, so day three started out like this for Darwin:

We went to the dining room for breakfast where Banjo and Max joined us.

We were trying to catch the 300 ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles, so we checked out and hit the road, but first some last pictures outside the B&B.

On our drive to Victoria we pulled up behind this car that had a harlequin dane in the back seat.

We got to the ferry terminal before noon and discovered the 300 ferry was booked up and they were already queuing up cars to wait for the 730 ferry!  Ugh!  They told us to come back at 130 for customs in case reserved cars didn't show up and we could get on the 300 boat.  We grabbed a quick bite then spent two hours waiting to see if we could get on the earlier ferry.  Luckily, there was room and we were one of the last cars to get on the 300 boat!  Whew!
The cloudy sky cleared up for a little bit as we left Victoria which was nice because we were sitting on the top deck.

It started drizzling after a while, but we managed to find cover.  Darwin was a hit with all the people on the top deck.  And she got quite a bit of stares as she quenched her thirst.

After that ferry ride, it was another hour and a half drive to another ferry to get to Seattle.  By then we were all pooped and ready for bed.
It was a great weekend get away and we totally loved Cougars Crag and would recommend it to anyone looking for a super dog friendly b&b on Vancouver Island!

I have more pictures from the trip on my flickr page if you want to check them out!


  1. I love the trip from Victoria to Seattle. It's one of my favorite boat rides!

  2. Woo! I love drinking from bottles like that!
    Mom loved the pix and Ammy especially liked the first one! Beautiful smile, Darwin!

  3. You rolled in horse poop! How cool is that! All we get around her is cat turds!

  4. You're lucky that's the first time she tried that. That sounds like such a fun trip. How did you find a dog friendly B&B? Did they have any restrictions--like no pitbulls? I wonder if there is anything like that around us...I'm just not sure how to find it.

  5. What a pawesome time!

    Thanks fur sharing!


  6. Mom LOVES Victoria! She wants to go back one day! :) Great pictures and that is so cool that you got to go on the trip too!

    Sounds like you had fun rolling in the horse poop! :) I gotta try it some day!


  7. Thanks for sharing your awesome trip & pics with us. Darwin had fun too rolling in stuff & playing with other pups.

  8. Uh oh, rolling in the stinky. Not a good idea when you are on vacation and there is no beauty parlor close by. But you had a big adventure on that boat for sure.


  9. "Listening to it..." - HA! HA! HA!
    Yay - you've had your 'poo initiation', Darwin! Congratulations! Humans don't recognise the worthiness of such an ambition but it is every dog's dream to be a poo conoissuer! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  10. Beautiful pics! Wow there are no dog friendly places like that around here. I wish we could find one. At least Darwin just rolled in her new find... I think Duchess would've eaten it. Blech.

  11. What a trip Darwin...I have been checking in on you but haven't been leaving comments until today...Mom is a bit distracted and shall I say LAZY, these days. ;) Anyway, I'm glad you had so much fun! Isn't horse candy so YUMMY!!!! When you come over my way, I will treat you to some really fresh horse candy...hehehe! We have to sneak it past the humans though. :) Also, Mom and Dad have been talking about a trip to Vancouver Island and taking me...then we saw your post and we are SO excited. We are going to look into your B&B place if you don't mind. Also, did your humans stay in the car area with you on the ferry?

    Anyway, hope you are having a great week...Friday is almost here! YIPPEE!