We’ve noticed that a lot of our guests don’t want to leave Coracle Cove once they’ve arrived. It’s quite understandable – it’s very relaxing here and the view’s not too bad either…
Choosing between the hot tub on the waterside deck and the big Adirondak chairs on the dock may be the toughest decision you’ll make all day. It can get pretty comfortable, and like others you might want to just stay put… Continue reading
Pedals & Paddles have been helping people get out on the water for over 20 years. Their fabulous location on Lamb Bay, just 5-minutes away from Coracle Cove, is a perfect location to put in a kayak with its protected bay and several nearby islets to explore. Continue reading
The seawall in front of Sechelt is one of my favourite walks and I visit it throughout the year. I captured this winter sunrise a few years ago and love its intense colours. Continue reading
A recent Trip Advisor review for Coracle Cove was headlined “Best view from a hot tub in BC!” We’ll let you look at the accompanying picture and you can judge for yourself, but as you read this blog, we hope that you’ll learn that there’s more to a good hot tub than a great view. Continue reading
Last winter, heavy rainfalls overloaded Chapman Creek, causing it to spill over its banks in some sections and washing out part of the trail. That section of the trail has now been bypassed, with a new pathway and a serious set of well constructed stairs leading back down to follow the creek. While I was curious to see what had been done, I was even more interested in planning an adventure for my grandchildren, looking for trolls, hiding in the forest.
Sheila & I love to cook and when we go out for dinner the bar is always high. The restaurants in this list are the ones that we enjoy, so we’re comfortable recommending them. I’ve included TripAdvisor ratings to add a more measured perspective, but one mediocre review can often skew the results. So take the rankings with a grain of salt, perhaps a good quality sea salt from the west coast of Sicily…
The Sunshine Coast is still a bit of a secret – endless stretches of craggy coastline, winding trails through verdant green forests, and a laid back vibe, called coastal time that compels you to slow down. But if all you’ve got is precious little time, how do you unlock this secret?? We’ve put together an interactive map and 15 great ideas for enjoying three very full days on the Sunshine Coast:
1. Get an early start on your getaway – take an early ferry – there’s less traffic in the morning and you’ve just added a few extra hours to your getaway. Once you’ve boarded the ferry head upstairs and enjoy the view. Snap off a few pictures like this as your ferry winds its way between several small islands.
2. Lunch & Exploring Old Gibsons Harbour/ 1:00 – as the ferry unloads break away from the pack of cars … Continue reading
It doesn’t get much better than this – dining on the deck on a beautiful sunny day at the Lighthouse. It’s one of my favourite places to go and I definitely speak from experience when I recommend my guests to have at least one meal at the Lighthouse. Continue reading
Here’s another sign of Spring – the first day of the Sechelt Farmers Market. I’ve been watching the calendar for the past few weeks, anxiously waiting for this day to arrive.
I have a cold frame and if I can find a few lettuce seedlings to tuck into the warmed soil, I’ll be noshing fresh garden salads in just a few weeks.
I was in luck, and as you can see from the picture there was lots to choose from. Naturally I ended up with more than a few seedlings – two different varieties of lettuce, some arugula, kale and Pak Choi – but my container garden is well on its way. Continue reading
Our resident family of eagles have been extremely active lately. While their nest is hidden in the forest, as the day begins to lighten they return to their regular perches along our shoreline to watch for breakfast opportunities, and eagerly call back and forth to each other.
Occasionally one of the family will perch in our big fir tree and give us a great close up. It’s a magical moment for our guests and a reminder to always have your camera ready. Continue reading