When we arrived at the Lighthouse motel we were at an impasse as there appeared to be no one in the place, let alone the office.
The office itself had hung on it’s door, a telephone tucked into a little pouch, with a note saying that the proprieter was in the, “Cottage”(one of the available guest accomodations) cleaning, and would the visitor phone her if anything was needed.
We were certainly in the country!
So we phoned and the young lady answered, telling us where our suite was and that the key to our “Oceanview”, suite was on the table (door unlocked) .
We saw this low building beside the main house; this was where the, “Oceanview suites” were located.
We thankfully unloaded the truck and settled in to the cute little place for a few minutes, then considered that it might be wise to get a few provisions and also to think about dinner plans, as it was already after 5 pm.
We drove up to Bowsera tiny little community with what looked like one main store, and a gas station.
Surprisingly, they had a really interesting selection of food available there, including tons of imported deli items and European specialities. There is a HUGE European community “up island”, and one feels as though one has been magically transported there.
We bought some lovely home made bread and imported apricot jam(which was to die for; it tasted exactly as if it was homemade)half a dozen eggs and some coffee cream. We had brought some food from home so didn’t need anything else.
Once back at the “Lighthouse”, we made the acquaintance of the resident border collie, “Cody”.
|He was a sweet, SMART dog, who once introduced, immediately wanted us to throw a ball for him, OVER and OVER and OVER….lol
This occupied us for about an hour, then feeling hungry, we decided to check out a nearby Chinese restaurant.
Unfortunately they were featuring a smorgasbord, (we could have ordered from the menu, but didn’t know this) but this was ok as we asked the chef if he could make us some “Real” chinese food.
He complied and we thankfully took it back to our residence to eat it in peace rather than amongst the trammeling herd of fellow holidaymakers.
We spent the evening peacefully sitting on the ocean front patio, in the swing, watching the sun go down.