Stay tuned over the next few days for more photos and stories about our adventure. Today, though, for Denise Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday, I thought I'd share some of the quaint pictures I managed to get. It seemed like we'd drive only a few kilometers and I'd be yelling, "Cathy! Pull over! There's a shot!" Thankfully, Cathy is only too happy to oblige.
The first place we stopped was at Molly's Reach Restaurant, the site of the longest running Canadian TV program, The Beachcombers. The area around the restaurant, which is located at the pier in Gibsons, is called Molly's Lane and there's a myriad of artisan shops here. For lunch, I had a big bowl their famous clam chowder soup and had to be rolled out when done.
Here's a shot of part of the fence that runs the length of the lane. It's completely painted in a beach scene, complete with driftwood and sea birds. Here you can sit a spell and watch the tourists and locals alike while enjoying the fresh sea air.
Can you guess what this is?
It's a hydro box painted by a local artist to depict salmon spawning. I found this absolutely fascinating and saw a few other boxes in the area painted, too. Here are a couple more. Click here to read about how this was done.
The following two photos are a good example of my screaming at Cathy, "STOP! There's a shot!" This old bike was at the side of the road by the edge of someone's driveway. The house was quite a ways down a hill and out of sight so this certainly helps if anyone is looking for the address. How could you miss it?
I hope you enjoyed these quaint pictures of life on the Sunshine Coast and will come back for more scenic shots of the area. After all, I guess I should try to drum up tourist business for next summer.
Also, don't forget to check out my other blog called Photologue for more photos.