Weekend Fun at Qualicum Beach

The weather here in Victoria BC is still holding. It has been a beautiful summer albeit a bit smoky at times re the forest fires raging all around the province and into Washington and Oregon.

A couple of weekends ago I actually had a weekend off of work. It turns out that Kevin got contacted about a band reunion that was being held on the Sunday in Qualicum Beach. The timing was perfect so we made arrangements to join in the fun. This was a band, Chevy Ray and the Fins (sorry have no idea why that name) that is still playing in the Nanaimo area today. Kevin played in it for 3 years in the 80’s so this was quite the reunion with as many different former band members that they could contact. One even traveled here from Ontario to be a part of the reunion.

Since I had the weekend off Kevin and I decided to make a weekend of it and traveled up the Island on the Saturday, taking our time and making some “touristy stops” that we don’t normally do. It was a lot of fun and the weather was sunny and warm. We stayed at the Buena Vista by the Sea in beautiful Qualicum Beach BC on Saturday Night.

We checked in at 3:00 pm and then I settled down on one of the lounge chairs on the patio with an audio book where I could learn and enjoy the fantastic scenery at the same time. Kevin went down to the water and enjoyed a swim in the ocean. I prefer the tropics for that type of activity although he thoroughly enjoyed himself.

This was the view of the back of the Inn and one of the loungers I enjoyed.

The next day Kevin and I spent some time reading on the beach and then had a lunch in town before making our way further north to the reunion.

We had a really great time and even though it was only a one night getaway we both really felt like we had a wonderful break from the everyday things we do. What do they say, a change is as good as a rest.

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