Roberts Creek is one of those small communities with a big character and I mean that in a positive sense. It has one of the most beautiful sandy beaches, inviting long walks at low tide, a pristine forested park with endless trails, and a vibe that is laid back and full of interesting personalities. You’ve got lots of choices for today so lets get started.
You’re on a holiday and there’s nothing better for relaxing than a yoga class. My favourite studio is Yoga by the Sea. The drop-in rate is only $15 for a two-hour class and they’ve got all the gear you need. The instructors provide a great mix of both mental and physical activity, the classes are small, and you get as much attention and help as you want. So don’t worry, be happy – give it a try.
If walking though a forested paradise is more your style, Cliff Gilker Park offers a series of well maintained trails and foot bridges that criss-cross back and forth over Roberts Creek as it funnels its way down to the Salish Sea.
Along the way the creek bed drops suddenly in elevation forming four powerful waterfalls. There are several viewing platforms and comfortable benches allowing an opportunity to sit and contemplate the beauty of this endless cycle of Nature.
The Gumboot Restaurant, is located in The Heart of Roberts Creek and it’s my lunch recommendation for today. Try the Buddda Bowl… you’ll get a large healthy plate, mounded high with steamed greens, shredded raw carrots and beets, baked tofu slices, and brown rice with a rich and flavourful peanut sauce.
After a relaxing lunch head down the road toward the ocean where you’ll come first to the large mandala, a community project re-designed and painted every year by local Creekers and committed followers. If you’re there in late July you will be welcome to join in.
Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00 are market days so on your way home stop in at the top of Roberts Creek Road where you’ll find freshly picked local produce, artisan baking and a tempting selection of jams and preserves.
My dinner recommendation for tonight is the Old Boot in Sechelt. This is an easy and relaxing dining experience – the food is good, the servings plentiful, and the prices reasonable. The menu is just the right size with a selection of pastas, steak, ribs and seafood.
After dinner head back to Coracle Cove and down to your favourite waterside seat on our floating deck. Get ready for an incredible sunset. You’ve had a good day, feeding both the body and the mind, so take some time to remind yourself of just how much you have to be happy about.