Sharon and I spent the weekend with a pack of friends at the Dinner Rock forestry campsite near Lund, which is the last town on highway 101 that runs north through Powell River. On Friday we both left work early to make sure we caught the 5:50 ferry out of Horseshoe Bay. It was a quick run north with only a brief stop at Sechelt to watch the sunset from the beach. Once we got over on the second ferry we were ravenously hungry and hopped into a small cafe in Powell River. We had expected a cheap little diner place but instead discovered a gem of a restaurant tucked inside the Courthouse Inn. The owner was tidying up after the dinner rush but said she could put together a coconut tandoori soup with salmon, which we gratefully chowed down. So delicious!
Reilly, Miranda, Josh and Shan had already pulled in that afternoon and had set up camp already. When we arrived we sat back, had a beer, and toasted up cheese smokies on the fire. The best part about camping in the offseason is there are rarely any fire restrictions.
Everyone slept in on Saturday and after a hearty breakfast we went to Lund to explore the village. There’s an amazing little bakery up there and I discovered the best blackberry cinnamon buns I’ve ever had! Sharon and I headed in to Powell River to explore while the rest of the gang chilled out at the campsite. We had dinner, a couple of beers and turned in as the rain began to come down. This morning Sharon and I woke up before everyone else and decided to sneak off to catch the 11:20 ferry and get back into town a bit early. I didn’t really have the ambition to hang around in the rain all morning and the next ferry wasn’t until 3:20 this afternoon. Now I’m on the ferry enjoying a cup of herbal tea with Sharon while we watch the scenery pass by. Looking forward to a hot shower when I get home!
This trip felt a little short and I could have easily used another day or two to explore the area and eat more cinnamon buns. I’ve been busy lately and haven’t seen as much of my friends as I’d like and would have enjoyed spending a little more time camping with everyone. Still, I’m glad we’re on the ferry now and enjoying being warm and dry.
[Update] 3:30pm – We stopped at the Gumboot Cafe in Roberts Creek for lunch. Delicious! They make organic food and it’s outrageously tasty. When we showed up at Langdale to catch the ferry we discovered it’s overloaded so we got bumped to the 4:50pm sailing. Doh! Next time we’re heading for the ferry I’m going to check the loads first so we plan appropriately. Fortunately I’ve tethered up my iPhone to the Macbook and we’re downloading a copy of the film One Week from iTunes so that we can watch it while we’re waiting.