We thought that might be a good reason to visit Powell River. But hey, any reason is as good to justify a ride.
We started late and hitched the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale (Gibsons) at 11.10 am. The sun was shining, and it was hot, about 30C.
Gorgeous weather, splendid views.
I named them Twin Falls.
Snow capped mountains, the ocean and blue skies. Need I say more?
We landed at Saltery Bay, and the spousal unit was already saddled up for departure.
Me? Not so much... Meanwhile I enjoyed the view some more.Old Courthouse Inn around 5 PM, checked in and refreshed before hunting for food.
Kathy (Toadmama) and said, that surely can't be a bad thing.
Tree Frog had all we deserved after a long day of traveling. Good food, excellent service and a nice ambience, at reasonable cost.
A catfish schnitzel with veggies for Roland.
A potato-leak soup and a salad for me.
A delicious Bavarian Apple Tart to share.
After dinner we went for a stroll at the beach.
Meanwhile the wind had calmed down a bit.
Quite the cultural contrast: A church and a totem pole.
We liked the totem pole better.
Sunday we woke up at 7AM, and prepared to be on the first ferry at 9.10 AM. The breakfast selection was simple but good: gluten free cereals with a choice of almond and coconut milk.
It was still sunny on the Sunshine Coast when we left.
Roland is on weather watch.
What he saw wasn't very promising. Something was brewing.
And on the stretch to the next ferry at Saltery Bay we got rained on.
No problem! We've got the gear!
It was a bit scary to run down the wet and slippery ferry deck, though.
But we managed and got on and off the boat without any incident. This was the weather that welcomed us on the mainland:
It was another great little road trip and Roland gets more and more confidence in riding his Scooter. Also, the red Vespa did well, and bonus, it didn't have to take a nap this time.