ROAD TRIP – LUND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – DAY 1

On the road again, this time to the end of the road — literally!

Lund sits at Mile 0 on Highway 101.  Locally the highway is know as the Sunshine Coast Highway.  It is two ferry rides north of the Lower Mainland Region of British Columbia.

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The Sunshine Coast Highway is part of the world’s longest highway, the Pan-American (also named Highway 101 in parts of the United States and Canada), and it stretches 9,312 miles (15,020 km) from Castro on Chile’s south coast to Lund on BC’s Sunshine Coast.

Our travels took us by ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Langdale on the Sechelt Penninsula.  From there we travelled north through Gibsons and Sechelt to Earls Cove on the Jarvis Inlet. We then sailed across the inlet to Saltery Bay and got back on Highway 101.

We stopped for lunch at Powell River at Coastal Cookery.  This bistro has been around since 2016 and offers west coast style cuisine, local craft beer (recommended) and friendly, efficient service.  We sat outside on the back deck and looked out over the Strait of Georgia toward Vancouver Island.

Our light meal of crispy won tons,

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and lightly battered calamari and sliced jalapeño peppers was just the ticket.

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The craft beer from Townsite Brewing was the perfect compliment.

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Following lunch we took to the road for the final drive to Lund.

On our arrival in Lund we stopped in at Pollen Sweaters to drop of a sweater that had been purchased many years ago. It was in need of repair to the elbows and cuffs. This was cheerfully done and returned to us two days later for a charge of $5. We should have expected this level of service from the folks at Pollen. They offer a great product and are reasonable in repairing their garments.

We had booked accommodation at the Lund Seaside Inn so we contacted the proprietor Gord.

[To be continued in the next instalment.]

About leftCoast Reflections

Peter Buxton - husband, father, photographer, skier, kayaker and sometime cook.
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