Saturday, May 15, 2010

Our Trip to Gabriola Island

Washed Ashore - Rustic Picture Frame

Cheryl and I decided it was time to catch up on our beachcombing so we headed off on the ferry to Gabriola Island recently. We could not have picked a better day. The sun's rays felt so wonderful after such a long spell of gray, rainy weather.

We packed a picnic lunch and ate it at beautiful Drumbeg Beach where we found all kinds of seashells and pieces of driftwood for our creations. It was a bit of a drive but oh so worth it! I was amazed at how we would find different things we needed at different beaches... oyster shells at one, sea glass at another, mussel shells at another.

When we were too pooped to do more beachcombing, we went for some delicious steamers at
Raspberry's Jazz Cafe located in Folklife Village Shopping Centre. Perfect timing as the weather began to get chillier and grayer. Then we had a look around a lovely little shop with all kinds of local handcrafted treasures called Gabriola Artworks .

So our day on Gabriola was perfect and now we have all kinds of new ocean treasures to make our creations. You may see a couple of our newest seaside creations in the photos above. They are both for sale on our
website. We hope you take some time this spring and summer, to enjoy the ocean and all the beauty our area has to offer. It is so good for the soul.


Victoria said...

Sounds like a lovely trip! I have never been to the gulf islands (is Gabriola a gulf island?) but it's on my list of things to do... we are going to Tofino though in June, can't wait!

p.s. love that picture frame... the bit of netting is a great touch!

A2SeaCreations said...

Hi Victoria!
Yes, Gabriola is a Gulf Island. I had never been either, even though I have lived on Vancouver Island for most of my life. Fortunately for me, Cheryl, my business partner, is very adventurous and loves to explore. She gets me off my computer butt and encourages me to get out more. I am so glad I went. Gabriola is absolutely gorgeous!

PS Thank you for the compliment on our picture frame and for stopping by!


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A2SeaCreations said...

Thank you for stopping by Hapi!!

Mermaid said...

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