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.

20130421-191433.jpg
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.

20130421-191709.jpg
Across from the Gumboot is, of course, the library. This is no Tennessee porch, but these guys sound great.

20130421-191925.jpg
Down the street from the library and almost on the beach is the main stage. Things are rockin’.

20130421-192125.jpg
The beach is fantastic. Some of the homes are quite comfy – a little beyond the earthy feeling the Gumboot Nation evokes.

20130421-192321.jpg
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

20130414-131650.jpg
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.

20130411-173229.jpg
You know we’re getting closer to “boating season” when dock daffodils are out.

20130411-173407.jpg
Here’s something more definitive. An actual date for fuel, and a pretty decent selection of wine.

20130411-173539.jpg
Meanwhile the dock stays pretty quiet. Maybe I should grab a parking spot while it’s available.