We truly live in a beautiful area of the world. Yesterday we decided late morning to take a drive up to Squamish to ride the new Sea to Sky Gondola .
Forty minutes past Vancouver, the drive on the Sea to Sky highway, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world. We drove into Squamish first and ate took advantage on yet one more beautiful summer sunday by eating outside on a patio before taking the short drive back to the gondola parking lot.
We were not the only ones with the idea and felt extremely happy to be able to grab a spot (a wide spot) to park.
The gondola ride takes ten minutes and rises 885 meters above sea level.
Once at the top of the ride, we walked the easy trails and enjoyed the views in every direction.
There are plenty of easy trails and more difficult trails that provide a panoramic view.
Below us we could see the estuary where the fresh water meets the sea.
The day was a bit hazy so I enhanced the photo above and below so that you could see the different colours of the water below us.
The estuary was busy with sailboats, kiteboarders and wind surfers. It is said to be one of the best ten places in the world for windsurfing.
We couldn't believe they wouldn't tangle with each other.
It was good to do something enjoyable that we've never done to end the summer.
One more week of summer and now that the barns have been cleaned out and washed and my beloved has once again finished his cleaning marathon...
we'll enjoy each day of sunshine...
grateful for the summer we've had and looking forward to a new season ahead.
all for now...