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Scenes from Around Here: Point Roberts


I wrote about Point Roberts years ago when I discovered this unique US seaside community.

Dangling below the 49th parallel at the tip of Tsawwassen, the only way to get to it by land from the US is through Canada, it’s not physically attached to the rest of the states.

An exclave, it’s called, and it’s probably the most guarded town in the US, seeing as it’s separated from the US by two international borders.

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I go to Point Roberts often, once every one to two months – and it’s not because I’m fascinated with the town, although I am.

I use a postal service there, mostly to receive parcels from retailers who won’t ship to Canada, also, to avoid costly international shipping charges and take advantage of free and flat-rate shipping (within the US) deals and products that are relatively priced lower in the US.

It’s pretty convenient, usually a quick errand on my to-list on the weekend – although the lines at the border can get a little long on weekends, occasionally we’ll just park and walk across.


Point Roberts mostly feels like a charming rural island, it has some wonderful parks and beaches with views of the endless sea, dramatic clouds and sunsets, Vancouver Island and mountains in the horizon

We stay a while longer sometimes… find a spot on an old driftwood on a rocky beach for a little picnic lunch in the summers, or take an unhurried long walk on one of the beaches before we head back home.

The serenity and solitude on the beaches, though quite dissimilar, reminds me of the place I grew up.

Here are a few photos from one of our little jaunts a few months ago…

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Scenes from Around Here: Whytecliff Park


Reason #286 why I love summers Vancouver – Whytecliff Park; the sun, the rocky beaches and the magnificent views…
Summer around these parts makes the other miserable nine months almost bearable, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be!

“Whytecliff Park (15.63 hectares in size) is located in a beautiful corner of Howe Sound with a rugged coastline and spectacular views of colourful mountains and passing boats. The waters off the Park became Canada’s first Salt Water Marine Protected Area (MPA) in 1993 and are now famous for its incredible underwater diving. Five hectares (12.3 acres) of this park contains a playground, picnic spots, a swimming beach, tennis courts and an observation pavilion from which to admire the stunning views.”

The promise of sun and higher temperatures this weekend has me dreaming of summer! Can’t want to relive all this again…


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Scenes From Around Here: Deep Cove

Being out in Deep Cove always feels like a little adventure, there’s just so much to do and discover.
Just a little over ten kilometres from downtown, Deep Cove feels worlds away with its laid-back small town charm, exceptionally scenic views and outdoor recreation.
Deep Cove has hiking, kayaking, rowing and paddleboarding, incredible vistas, quaint shops and restaurants, a museum, ice cream and the best doughnuts!


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Ice Cream!


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