Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It has been many days since my last blog post. This is because we’re into to our last two weeks here in Canada and there is just way too much to do in our last small amount of time here.
One thing we did do two weekends ago was escape to Hopkins Landing, which is only a single ferry ride away from Vancouver and right at the very south end of “the sunshine coast”, but it may as well be a world away when you’re whiling the time away in front of the gas fire and the stars are peeking in through the skylights.
The sunshine coast is called that because apparently it gets more sun than Vancouver annually, and its a favourite escape point for Vancouverites. We chose Hopkins Landing as it was so easy to get to and we could walk to our holiday cabin from the ferry… We sold our truck a few months ago, so we’re down to public transport and our feet for getting ourselves around.
The cabin we rented was fantastic. Grand views across the water to the back side of Cypress Mountain, framed by Gambier island on our left and Keats and Bowen island on our right. You may have read my blog post from where we climbed up Mt Gardener on Bowen island this time last year. To save me describing the cabin in great detail, here’s a collage of the interior, taken using the Autostitch iPhone app.
Here’s a sunrise view from out the front:
After spending three nights at this place we didn’t want to leave…