A Day on the Sunshine Coast

Cafe Sign
Café sign and abandoned car in the woods

We hopped on the ferry and skipped over to the Sunshine Coast a few weekends ago.

I love these mini summer pilgrimages to the Sunshine Coast; it’s a quick forty-minute ride away but feels like worlds away from the hectic city life.

Life here relaxed and charming, perfect for a day’s jaunt to gather one’s self.

We spent the day driving the Sunshine Coast Highway, exploring scenic seaside communities in the Lower Sunshine Coast.

Roberts Creek Mandala

Rocky Beach Rooibos Latte

Gibsons Marina

Robert’s Creek Mandala/Rocky beach at Sechelt/Rooibos latte from 1902 Tea House/Gibsons Landing Marina

We had breakfast in the loveliest teashop in Gibsons, found a quiet beach in Robert’s Creek while checking out this year’s fascinating mandala, then collected seashells and driftwood in Davis Bay.

In Sechelt, we had a small picnic and explored galleries.
We stopped at Ruby Lake; we always stop at Ruby Lake to dip our toes in the water.

Skookumchuck Trail Sechelt
Brown Lake Mossy Forest
Skookumchuck Narrows trail/Boat on the water/Brown Lake/Mossy forest

We veered off the road at Egmont and took the winding road to the Skookumchuck Narrows trail.

We hiked through the enchanting moss and fern covered forest and caught the rapids – the tide was low but still pretty cool.

And then we drove back with just enough time for dinner and to catch our ferry.

Roberts Creek

Sechelt Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

Sechelt
Rocks at Robert’s Creek/Sechelt/Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park/Egmont

Seagull

Molly's Reach

Gibsons Landing
A young seagull/Molly’s Reach/Gibsons Landing

Tree Trunk

Gibsons

Sechelt
Tree trunk cove/Signs in Gibsons/Ocean views

Little day trips like these are the reason why I don’t go away in the summer, because summers in BC are near magical, with so many exciting places to explore.

I take the most unhurried trips; sometimes it’s back to the places I’ve been several times before, the purpose is to slow down and for the most part appreciate the beauty that surrounds me.