A late summer idyll on B.C.'s magical Sunshine Coast
I’ve enjoyed 2 trips to Savary Island with the most amazing mentor ever who ironically happens to be Hayden’s grandfather, Dixon! Randomly stumbling upon this article (it was the photo of Hayden that actually caught my eye) I am taken back to this special place that I will cherish always. Savary Island and the Mystical Magical Tour as we called a walk we got “lost” on along with so many other amazing memories are some of my most cherished!
If given the chance to visit again I would absolutely jump at the chance!!! Best little secret island ever!!!
What a special place and spectacular vacation. I've bicycled on the islands to the south Gabriola and others outside Nanaimo. How cool that you ventured further north. How did you ever find this tiny place?
Ruth, what a joyful read, and such a place~ I haven't been to the Sunshine Coast in years, and never to Savary! Might need to find a place to play some tunes!! (as much as I missed seeing you in Seattle, I'm glad you got to stay here longer!) xox
It was wonderful having you and Jeff stay in our cabin. I must say you were I favorite guest this year. I can't wait for Jeff's vlog on Savary Island, the Sunshine Coast vlog was amazing. If you come back to Savary I am going to cook you one of my favorites meals. Oh! Really we'll make it a party with some of the Savary people. And maybe we can even get Larry to perform for us.
Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute to the Sunshine Coast and especially Savary Island. I spent 10 fantastic, magical days in August on Savary Island in the same cabin, hosted by Joan and Larry.
Biking, hiking and exploring was wonderful. Thank you again.
Thank you so much for sharing your holiday to Savary Island, I was so enraptured by it all. The myth of the two headed snake, the young taxi driver, the farmers market and the lady baking those homemade treats... you really made this place come alive on paper, Ruth, thank you!
So cool to read about! I never knew a lot this area! Thanks :)
What a wonderful post, Ruth! I felt like I was traveling along with you and Jeff, a beautiful adventure and I loved all of the descriptions of the food you had and the brisket looks WOW! I’m going to continue on with Jeff’s post. Thanks for this, I feel like I went on vacation! ❤️
Savary Island sounds delightful, Ruth. Not seeing any Amazon trucks would be enough to make me happy. We have been swimming laps at our local lake for the last 20 years or so. The beach area is relatively small and now becomes so crowded on the weekend that I won't go near it. I blame Instagram.
It sounds like you had a blast
Sounds like a lovely get away for ya’s!! ❤️ Thx for taking us with ya this way!
I'm thinking all the things like "never heard of it" and "when do I leave?" How wonderful this sounds, and thank you for sharing it! ❤️ That said, I do share your concerns about over tourism , especially in "Instagrammable" spots. I wish more folks would get off the beaten path and travel as you do, talking with locals and learning about the culture of the place.