Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunshine Coast Weekend

When Andy and I returned from Las Vegas, Fiona was home from university. Alex booked the following weekend off work, and we traveled to the Sunshine Coast for a family mini-holiday.

We have been staying in Andy's brother and sister-in-law's place in a little town called Half Moon Bay. Their house is gorgeous. It's perched on a cliff above the ocean. We have sat out for hours, starting with breakfast in pajamas by the sea to late evening campfire and cliff-top turkey dog roast. We have visited the Sechelt Farmers' and Artisan's market, where we bought locally grown rhubarb, that inspired a kitchen light sabre battle between Alex and Fiona, before Fiona cooked it up with delicious Robert's Creek honey (fireweed and blackberry) for dessert. Mmmmmm... Light sabre, my favourite.

We have gone walking to find access to the closest public beaches: Welcome Beach to the north, and Sargeant's Bay to the south. We have watched deer and eagles, raccoons, bumblebees and one fuzzy and very friendly caterpillar. We have read, snoozed and played Apples to Apples, all the time with the sea at our side, and a gorgeous full moon at night.

Now we are cleaning and packing to catch the evening ferry home. It has been a wonderful getaway, the opposite of Las Vegas, and just perfect for our family. I hope we will be back soon.

Question: when you go away, where do you like to go?

mompoet - grateful for these people and this place

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