Hello lovely Readers. This beautiful warm spring weather is making us want to do all things outdoors. Except our cat, Willow. Willow wants to snooze on the couch
But, we started off our day with breakfast on the patio – a lovely fruit salad with a yogurt, orange-honey dressing
and then decided to explore the more remote side of the Sunshine Coast with a trip to Egmont (pronounced Egg mont). Egmont boasts being the home of the Skookumchuck Rapids. Isn’t that a lovely word? Come on, say it with me – Skoo kum chuck! 🙂
However, we learned that to get to the rapids would be a 2 km hike and we were feeling more like a wine-on-the-patio kind of day, so we gave it a miss.
Egmont is approximately a 45 minute drive from where we live in Halfmoon Bay. If you were to make the journey from the ferry terminal in Langdale, it would take you about an hour and 20 minutes.
As we drove into the entrance of BackEddy’s Resort & Marina we knew that we had reached our perfect holiday destination. They have accomodations to suit everyone from waterfront cabins, to large and small vintage cabins, an Inn and Geodesic Domes. Not to mention the pub and restaurant, boat marina, general store and liquor store (very important!)
There were facilities for the campers – washrooms and laundry
and something that seems to be dying out – a pay phone
I don’t think that the cell phone reception is all that great out that way, so a pay phone is probably a good thing to have there.
In the parking lot, we encountered this Totem Pole
and a lovely picnic area
where one can sit and admire the view.
We watched a man getting his boat ready with the help of his dog
and the robins gobbling up the worms on the lawn
We took our dogs down this path to the little beach area to stretch their legs
and sat on a convenient log and watched the boats go by
and a gathering of Ravens at the end of the pier waiting for goodness-knows what
before heading up to the pub for lunch.
We were greeted by this guy at the door
The main dining area was very nice and spacious
with a beautiful sunny patio overlooking the marina
Our server/bartender had a lovely French accent and served us crisp, cold white wine and cold beer, delicious poutine and the freshest Caesar salad I’ve had in a long time.
We left feeling relaxed and happy and vowing to come back to participate in some of the pub events and live music advertised on their web site.