07 Jul Our time in Powell River, BC
Next stop was Powell River, we arrived on July 3 to re-supply our food and work on the next project, replacing the engine exhaust hose. A wonderful, small town with a large harbor, restaurants and touristy shops nearby. About a mile walk up the hill, is the commercial part of town with grocery store, hardware, liquor, etc.
Feeling a little homesick on July 4th! Missing the parade and all the festivities we were so used to in Park City. We decide to celebrate our Independence by going out to dinner. After a nice dinner we were treated to our own fireworks show by Mother Nature. We have a stunning 45 minute sunset with a rainbow mixed in! It was a good sign.
The absolute treat of Powell River, was meeting Dennis, (a friend of my childhood friend, Debbie Boho Sabin). He grew up there and comes back in the summer, when he is not teaching school, to visit his family. It was perfect timing as he just arrived in town. He came down to visit, with a selection of local brews. As he was available the next day to give us a tour of the area, we stayed one more day. He showed us around where he grew up, his new property and took us on a hike. We then journeyed to Lund, a nearby town to explore, go to the Pollen sweater store and have an early dinner. A really wonderful day!