A slow coffee morning followed was followed by the morning service at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church. What a delight to see long time friends of Mom and Dad's from the Lower Mainland up on the Sunshine Coast and at the service, too.
Come for lunch! This proved to be a treasured visit as they reflected on the passing of their mutual long time friend just days earlier.
After a lazy afternoon we went to the Lady Jayne to pump out the bilge as it has a mysterious and secretive little leak somewhere. Then it was off to Madeira Park to have dinner at The Painted Boat.
|Dutch camping with a view.|
|Lee Bay at the mouth of Pender Harbour, looking south with Vancouver Island in the far distance.|
|Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, Pender Harbour.|
|Dad built this cross for the memorial garden behind the church some time ago. It is much more lovely in person.|
|Nearly one year after winning a gift certificate to the posh Painted Boat, Mom and Dad and I savoured our dinners as the evening sun set over Francis Peninsula.|
|The Painted Boat Resort Spa from the water. Not my picture. http://www.paintedboat.com/|
|Maple Chili Wings with Blue Cheese Ranch & House Hot Sauce|
|Painted Boat Organic Salad—Organic Greens, Strawberries, Shaved Beets, Candied Pecans with a Spiced Maple Vinaigrette|
|Wild Sockeye Salmon & Clam Chowder, Baby Potatoes, Smoked Bacon, Dill & Fresh Corn|
|Roasted Local Halibut, Saffron Israeli Couscous (Dad opted for mashed potatoes), Tomato Sauce Vierge, Asparagus & Green Pea Velouté|
|Seafood Bouillabaisse with Local Halibut, Mussels, Clams, Wild Prawns, Grilled Chorizo & Fennel with Tomato Citrus Broth|
|Grilled Alberta AAA Hanger Steak Baby Beet and Chanterelle, Chimichurri and Truffle Fries.|