A well timed weekend getaway to the Sunshine Coast was exactly what we needed. It truly felt like summer had arrived.
The weekend officially started with an introduction to Vera (Mike's exterra) on Friday afternoon and some seriously delicious ho-chos at Roberts Creek Campground. If you are ever on the fence about bringing a bottle of baileys camping, just do it. You won't regret it, as it doubles up as a morning and evening treat ;) Saturday was sculpted with many spontaneous decisions, and an exceptionally good one was seeing the Rising Appalachia at townhall. It was their last stop on the Sea to Seed tour and I think it allowed all of us to tap into lovely Sunshine Coast vibes. Apart from the concert, some close seconds were beach walks, lime toss, blurtizes (blueberry mojitos) and a few too many games of bonanza.
Sunday was assigned to be our "hike" day and we chose to check out Tannis Lake in Tetrahedron Provincial Park. We were surprised by the amount of snow on the mountain but enjoyed the sun halo ("a ring caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals") that greeted us for the entire hike. If we visit the coast again soon, I'm going to make sure to checkout some of the cabins on trail, since the snow deterred us this time. After making our way backdown, we mellowed out by another beach spot which was exactly 30% shade and 70% sun as per Breanne's and Kendall's specifications. The amount of chill we all experienced was so wonderful, and the reality of playing in both snow and sand on the same day really sunk in. BC is just so beautiful. Some of my fave pictures are found below: