Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weekend at Pender Harbour

You know, I have to say that we're really quite lucky to live in beautiful British Columbia!  There's just so much to see and do and Summer is the best time to embark on an exploration of this magnificent province!

Early on Friday morning, John and I took a 40 minute ferry ride to the Sunshine Coast.  We planned to spend the weekend at the Sunshine Coast Resort, located in Pender Harbour.  The day started out cold and blustery but the trip from Horseshoe Bay across the Sound to Langdale was very scenic.

 Leaving Horseshoe Bay.

Approaching Langdale.

Exploring Gibsons - the town is famous for the TV show, The Beachcombers.

View from our little suite at the Sunshine Coast resort.

We brought our canoes along and started out early on Saturday morning.  If you look closely, you can spot a deer having breakfast:)

Preparing to disembark for our own breakie!  We parked the canoes at the Fisherman's Wharf in Maderia Park and found a little bakery where we stopped for coffee and cinnamon buns.

Look what we found tucked at the back of this lush garden!  A perfect spot for getting a hair cut!

I can't imagine who lived on this boat, but it sure made for a great photo!  The rust, the junk, the peeling paint all add so much character to this old vessel!

An abandoned dwelling perched on the side of the hill.

 At the end of the day, we drove to Francis Point and though we didn't complete the entire nature walk, we did explore the tide pools on the beach and the stunning view of  the other islands in the distance.

We had such a lovely time together and I can't wait till our next little getaway!
~Shelly xo