Thursday, May 5, 2011


We arrived in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday and we've been here for 4 days now. Pete and Jan have been very welcoming allowing us to live out of their house. The kids have enjoyed hanging out with their cousins Sam and Luke when they get home from school.

Monday we went to Gibsons, home of the Beachcombers, and toured the area. We saw Molly's Reach and the Persephone.

Tuesday we visited the Chapman Creek Hatchery and saw how they hatched Chinook, Coho, Steelhead and Rainbow trout. They stock the creek and many other places. We got our fresh and saltwater fishing licenses and checked out Trout Lake near Sechelt. Jan prepared ribs for supper and had some friends over for the Canucks game. They won in OT!

Wednesday we went to Skookumchuk Narrows. It was a 4km hike through rainforest to a spot where the outgoing tide meets the incoming. We saw several seals feeding in the rapids and had a nice picnic lunch. We then went back to Pete and Jan's and Nat and Kathleen went to the pool while Alex and I tried our luck at Trout Lake. No fish but it was good to throw a line. We then attended a farmer's market in Robert's Creek, a community of rich hippies, and we walked down to the water where the Squamish and Sechelt natives used to meet and harvest the salmon as they ran up the small creek. The first white men didn't reach this land until near 1900. The kids went swimming at the pool after supper.

Today we are getting ready to go to Lund to see Jan's parents. We will head out after Pete's shift if he doesn't work overtime. We plan to stay there the weekend and do some saltwater fishing. Can't wait!

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