Monday, September 15, 2014

Taking the Sea to Sky Gondola


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...




11 comments:

  1. Wow! A new gondola ride to enjoy the panoramic views on, yet, another beautiful day!
    The trails, bridges and scenes from the top are truly amazing!
    Such a great photo of the two of you as well! You are right, it's been a great summer and
    now we will all look forward to the season ahead.

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  2. I've never been on that particular Gondola, thanks for alerting us to it. We may follow your example sometime soon.
    Beautiful from up there for sure!

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  3. Wow! This really was worth the trip. You had such beautiful weather and your photos are amazing!

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  4. What a great way to end the summer. Perfect weather and views. Great picture of the two of you!

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  5. Don't we just have the best places to explore right near home? We so enjoyed that same day-trip earlier this summer!

    Glad the cleaning marathon is done once more...and you two two can play a little!

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  6. You are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area! This brings back memories of our drive up that highway to Whistler. So beautiful! Now for that gondola ride, umm, I might have a little trouble with the height! Okay, a LOT of trouble! But those views, just incredible.

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  7. Your pictures are simply breathtaking! What a wonderful view from up there. You truly do live in a most beautiful part of this country and it's so great that you take the time to explore and appreciate! That is a wonderful picture of you both!

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  8. Oh Lovella! We were there this summer! But, alas, I'm a prairie girl at heart..the mountains would be more beautiful if they weren't so....tall? (Laughing). Lovely excursion, I really did enjoy it. Another trip BC way would have me looking for more hiking and exploring days.

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  9. On our cycle trip, we went on my first gondola ride at Telluride. I loved it! So, it was most fun for me to see that you two were on a gondola too. Your pictures are exceptional, especially the last one. What an interesting way to celebrate the end of summer.

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  10. Oh. my. goodness!! Such stunning views!! Wow. That goes on my bucket list :)

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  11. Breathtaking! OH wow! I don't know if I could do that gondola ride. Be still my heart!!! The view are certainly worth it but the older I get the greater my fear of heights. Thanks for sharing. It's a great way to end the summer.

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Thank you!