Gibsons is a small town on the sunshine coast, north of Vancouver, BC. Strangely enough, we expected it to be sunny. It sits at the edge of Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia with gorgeous views of Keats Island. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with an extremely casual vibe.
It was gray but not raining so we wandered around enjoying the sea air. We chatted with several locals on our walk who all had different opinions on the proposed hotel development going up along the water. The tiny shops downtown rely on tourism to survive so their owners are hoping it will bring much-needed traffic to town.
This pretty little garden is right next to the Gibsons Marina.
We had lunch at Molly’s Reach, overlooking the harbor. This restaurant was one of the major locations in the longest running Canadian TV drama, The Beachcombers and is a popular stop for locals and tourists. This structure held a series of retail functions until it was leased to use as a set for the TV drama. In 1995 when some savvy investors decided to convert it into a functioning restaurant.
As we sat eating my husband commented that I looked different than the other patrons. I stood out. I hadn’t noticed it but as I looked around I realized he was right.
I didn’t dress to stand out. I was wearing a denim jacket, plain tank top, chinos, and sneakers. Maybe it was because I was wearing pale colors, maybe it was the scarf or the pearl earrings. My husband suggested it could be the attention I pay to details. My guess is it was a combination. It’s not as though I got stared at, but I did stand out. I’m comfortable with that.
How do you feel standing out?
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