Road trip. :-)
Yvonne picked up a rent-a-car. We left Parksville 8am for our long planned circuit via the Sunshine Coast.
ferry #1 – Comox to Powell River
Powell River is a virtual island on the mainland, accessible only by water.
… Powell River was at one time the largest pulp and paper mill in the world. In its prime, one in every 25 newspapers in the world was printed on paper from the Powell River mill. However, since then it has significantly cut back on production …
We turned north to Lund, the end of Highway 101, mile zero.
Lunch at Nancy’s Bakery.
Ferry #2 – Saltery Bay to Earl’s Cove was the highlight of the day for Mom. Gorgeous weather. It reminded her of the fjords of Norway.
The highlight of my day was learning of the Sunshine Coast Trail.
… a 180-kilometre trail that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay. …
… this epic trail now boasts seven huts with two more planned this year, making it the only free hut-to-hut hiking experience in Canada. …
No fees. No registration. Easy access from multiple trailheads means you can resupply en route. Next year. :-)
We’d decided in advance not to plan our road trip, but make it up as we went along. One B&B had a weird vibe. We ended up instead drinking wine at sunset outside the Driftwood Motel in Sechelt.
… known for its natural beauty, being a popular destination for those interested in kayaking, diving, snowshoeing and skiing, hiking and backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. …
We enjoyed a terrific dinner at the Driftwood.