Sorry for the delay in the EOs, it’s been difficult to get to them with the travels and activity lately!
Greetings from Sechelt, British Columbia and the Smillie Ocean Front Home!
Hours Driven (door to door): 4
kms travelled: 85
Money Spent: $138.56
Today we travelled to Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast to stay with some friends for a couple of days. Although it is not on an island, you have to ride a 40 minute ferry to get there. That ferry ride gives you a feeling of a true journey and that you are exceptionally isolated – it has also saved the area from overwhelming development by Vancouver commuters.
We caught the 9:40 ferry, but that required a drive through Vancouver during rush hour, but it was surprisingly easy to move to Horseshoe Bay for our journey.
We had received exceedingly detailed directions to head to the house and found to our delight the perfect lake house. Built and obviously decorated in the 1970s, the house with our friends quickly invited us to shove off your city stress. We spent the day on the beach despite the cooler weather, and I watched as my husband charmed yet more children.
The adults enjoyed quiet time once the kids hit bed, despite knowing an early morning would quickly be upon us. And we were right – the kids were up trying to be quiet right in the early morning.
July 30th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: The full moon shone over us – clear skies promising tomrrows weather.
The day was perfect – not a cloud and a soft summer breeze cooling our skin. And it showed, we were in bathing suits all day. Well, except one of us – Emile borrowed a motorcycle and spent hours driving the roads. I learned how to stand-up paddleboard, enjoyed lime margaritas, burned my nose, tickled little children, pulled up prawn traps and even managed to even sneak in a long 6 km run.
My friend’s two-year-old son is adorable and well-mannered. And – Parents, listen to this one! – he pulls himself into his crib every afternoon for a nap. Yes, that is right, he decides he is tired and then goes has a nap. A 2 year old!
Four adults tried to figure out how to make a butterfly birthday cake using cupcakes and 2 square cakes. It took much longer than you might think. So did the streamers.
July 31st, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Neighbourly Kindness – after helping the neighbours with their prawn traps, they gave the entire haul (peeled and prepped) to us to enjoy for our dinner. Afterall – they had ordered pizza already.