Sunday, March 31, 2013

Porteau Cove

Sometimes I just want to be by the ocean, especially when it's sunny. Last weekend Matt and I drove up the Sea-to-Sky highway to Porteau Cove, a provincial park located right on the water of Howe Sound. There's a small campground and the area is very popular for diving. When I was younger we stopped here on the way home from a family trip to Whistler and saw Tommy Lee Jones filming Double Jeopardy at the old ferry terminal. Unfortunately, they weren't filming the scene where Ashley Judd drives a car off the ferry which would have been a lot more exciting to watch.

If you're not into scuba diving or ready to brave the wind out on the water in a kayak, the perfect thing to do there is just enjoy the scenery. Though it was still quite cool it was a beautiful day, great for soaking in the fresh air and taking a lot of pictures. Matt decided to be an experimental photographer and take a lot of one-handed shots without looking at the LCD screen. A few of the non-blurry ones and the ones that weren't super zoomed in on my face turned out kind of cool.

Since the park is only a couple hours away it's the perfect little road trip in a day, but it's too bad there isn't a cafe to stop and eat at around the area. We drove into Squamish for something to eat but most of the little cafes and restaurants were closed, even though it was Saturday. Of course, Porteau Cove has plenty of picnic tables, so maybe next time we'll have to plan better and be the smart people that bring a picnic or maybe even one of those little disposable barbeques. Though it's often used as a pit stop on the drive to and from Whistler, it's a nice, scenic place to spend an afternoon.

Photos taken with a Panasonic GF1. Photos of me by Matt Gauthier.

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