|Painter's Lodge Oceanfront View|
After dropping our not so trusty 1989 Ford Tempo with her Big Yellow Banana (the nickname for our kayak) on top at Gord Knight for repairs, we started walking towards downtown to get a late dinner. Being a small town, a good Samaritan stopped to offer us a ride. And also because it's a small town, we accepted. While eating pizza and salad at Boston Pizza we tried to figure out a place to stay for the night.
We called Painter's Lodge north of town. It's a resort, which was fine with us. We felt we deserved a touch of our cloud's "sliver lining." We checked in after 9:00 pm and still got a lovely garden view room.
Painter's Lodge is located right on Discovery Passage. It's well known for fine accommodations and dining. We were too lake for dinner, but had a wonderful breakfast in Legends. There's also the Tyee Pub for lunch, dinner and drinks with a view.
Painter's Lodge is well known for its fishing charters and wildlife adventures. You can bundle lodging and tours for some great deals. There's also a free water taxi across the passage to the April Point Resort, another property in the Oak Bay Marine Group Resorts. It runs from early to late linking the amenities of both resorts.
Click here for more information about Painter's Lodge. Wayne and I give it our own personal two kayak paddles up award!
For more information about kayaking in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, check the Powell River Books Blog by clicking here. You can also preview Wayne's book Paddling the Pacific Northwest on Amazon. It's available in print, Kindle and e-book formats at most online book retailers. -- Margy