Whytecliff Park and Porteau Cove

We packed some picnic items and also went to Whole Foods to round out a picnic lunch.  We were off for some coastal parks today. First, we went to Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, not far from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.  We found a picnic table overlooking the bay. It was glorious!

 Olives from Granville Island market  
The spread   

The view:  Can you see the harbour seals that the women are looking at?

  We enjoyed a walk around the rocky, windswept park. 

 

More harbour seals 

Next, we travelled half way to Squamish on the Sea to Sky Highway and stopped at Porteau Cove. There is an absolutely gorgeous oceanfront campground with a boat launch and remnants of an old ferry terminal. Before leaving Saskatoon, I tried to get reservations at the campground, but it was booked solid. No wonder!

This cove is popular with divers and sailors. Wind is funnelled along Howe Sound, so in the afternoon, speeds can reach 30 kph. Next time, we will get a campsite here and bring the Hobie. 

 Oceanfront campsites 

 Poppy approves 
Two storm fronts are heading this way.  Vancouver is expected to get 100 mm. It is so dry, so there are sure to be flash floods. We have paid for our campsite until Monday; however if it gets really bad, we may have to leave early.