These ocean-side tessellation topics are dear to my heart since we moved to the Island, a decade ago already. The weather is wonderful, winter and summer, those year-round hikes — local, beautiful, plentiful, varied. Not many Canadians can say they hike forests year-round! The beach is within a few minutes ride. The west coast of the Island a few hours drive, for amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Biking off-road and on-road. Fishing and boating. Beach-combing! Artist studio tour weekends. Gardens and local produce everywhere. Beautiful stress-free people. A little paradise we live in.