Quentin and I were lucky; we met up with family on the Sunshine Coast in BC for Thanksgiving weekend. While it wasn’t overly sunny, it was double digit temperatures. 11 to 14 above in the day, around 9 above at night. Better than the snow, sleet and slush that my home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan got this weekend.
I love self care. I love when I hear Clients practicing self care. I want to tell you: Sunshine Coast is self care.
For those of you not familiar, the Sunshine Coast is a stretch of coastline immediately north of Vancouver. You can’t get there by road; you go on the ferry. It’s a magical ride. You float slowly across the water past little and big islands. Quentin got us a latte to share as we stared at this magnificent view. The ferry ride is only 40 minutes but already in that time, I felt a lot of tension drift away.
The coast is so lush and green. The ocean pokes through the greenery to create inspiring vistas.
Sechelt is the largest center. There are lots of local shops and boutiques that make it interesting both outdoors and inside. Quentin and I had the best cinnamon bun we’ve had since his Mother’s, at a friendly little bakery restaurant called Bliss.
Although food is good, shopping is fun and folks are laid back and friendly, this is a natural paradise. Quentin and I watched a man feed apples to a doe and a fawn in his front yard, saw 3 deer noshing on a hedge 5 blocks over, and saw a seal keeping a low profile in the ocean, all in 48 hours.
If your brain needs a getaway but your budget or schedule won’t let you get too far, I highly recommend the Sunshine Coast for your self care travel. ~Cherise