After our delightful trip on the Sunshine Coast we travelled over to Vancouver Island on the Powell River ferry. Luckily I remembered at the last minute that there is another ferry at Earl’s cove you have to take before reaching Powell River. Again…I am glad I made a reservation.
Our next airbnb was located just north of Courtenay in Merville. (www.airbnb.ca/rooms/446153?location=Merville%2C%20BC&s=wLfQlpWc) This was more in a country setting and our hosts Hilary and Steve made us welcome too. Each day there were offerings from their garden including garlic scallions and raspberries. It was such a quiet peaceful retreat.
This trip we tended to do more beach time and found a lovely spot 5 minutes from the airbnb – Williams Beach. It was great having a picnic lunch there taking in the sunshine and ocean breezes. With new picnic basket in hand and a bottle of wine we were all set. Little did we know on our second day there we would have a helicopter land right in front of us and a bride and groom step out. When we first arrived, we noticed what looked like bridesmaids on the beach but I did not pay much attention. So how surprised were we when literally we were entertained by the arrival of the helicopter and the bride and groom connecting with their bridal party. Sadly I only had my 50 mm lens so I could not zoom in. At the same time, I did not want to encroach on this special celebration as they had their own photographer.
Unexpected Wedding Party on the Beach
The last stop on this summer vacation was in Qualicum Beach – a place that I have always been fond of. Many years ago we promoted Qualicum Beach to old neighbours of ours. They ended up moving there while we ended up in the Okanagan. I am always taken in by how well the shop owners do up their window boxes.
We were able to spend a couple of nights with our friends catching up with news of family and friends. A perfect end to our vacation.
Great job with your containers Susanne!