Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Visit to the Gumboot Nation

Earth day is a good day to visit the Gumboot Nation in the heart of Roberts Creek.

The Gumboot Restaurant is a good a centre point as any. These Magnolias (they are magnolias aren’t they?) are out and are ready to announce spring.

Across from the Gumboot is, of course, the library. This is no Tennessee porch, but these guys sound great.

Down the street from the library and almost on the beach is the main stage. Things are rockin’.

The beach is fantastic. Some of the homes are quite comfy – a little beyond the earthy feeling the Gumboot Nation evokes.

Even on a dull day the light on the water is amazing.

Summer Fun 2013

Summer Trip Planner

ThinkIng about a trip to the Cove this summer? Some great things going on.

June 7 – 9, 2013 Pender Harbour Blues Festival

June 14 – 16, 2013 Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival

July 3 – 4, 2013 BC Bike Race (Earls Cove to Langdale)

July 12 – 14, 2013 Halfmoon Bay Country Fair

July 27 – 26, 2013 Gibsons Sea Calvacade

July 30, 2013 RCMP Musical Ride

August 9 – 11, 2013 Festival of the Rolling Arts

August 15 – 18, 2013 Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

August 15 – 16, 2013 Festival of the Written Arts

August 17 – 18, 2013 Hackett Park Arts and Crafts Festival

August 23 – 25, 2013 Synchronicity, Coast Culture Fest

September 20 – 22, 2013 Pender Harbour Jazz Festival

Love that Isthmus

Sechelt is situated on a narrow neck of land, an isthmus, separating the Salish Sea from Sechelt Inlet.

There are some nice trails in Hidden Groves Park. The high point is Pine Bluff which affords a little obscured but still dramatic view down the inlet, across the isthmus and across the Salish Sea (Georgia Strait) to Vancouver Island (on a clear day).

When does “the” season actually begin?

The season’s are ongoing in Secret Cove. There’s really not a day all year round when it’s not a good day to be on or around the water, or out on a trail.

You know we’re getting closer to “boating season” when dock daffodils are out.

Here’s something more definitive. An actual date for fuel, and a pretty decent selection of wine.

Meanwhile the dock stays pretty quiet. Maybe I should grab a parking spot while it’s available.