Sunset Views – Pender Island

Pender Island

View from the Plumper Way Viewpoint on Pender Island

Pender Island

View to Saltspring from Pender Island


Pender Island

Views from Trincomali on Pender Island


The view across to the Olympic Peninsula from Pender Island


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Impromptu Island Trip 

We decided to take an impromptu trip to the island this weekend. It had only been 16 days since the last trip, but the coast was calling. Everything aligned, I had a customer to meet in Vancouver, so it seemed like a fun thing to do.

Being such a quick trip we really didn’t focus on getting anything “done” on the house or yard. Instead we had a fun Saturday.

Sea Star Winery on Pender Island

We went to the winery.

The Cafe at Large on Pender Island

Picked up lunch at The Cafe at Large, a food truck that is located at Sea Star Winery during the summer months.

Twin Islands Cider on Pender Island
Checked out the new cidery on the island.

Bridges Road beach on Pender Island

Spent the afternoon on the beach.

Pender Island
And went for an evening walk to watch the sunset.

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Images by Debra Hunter

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Paddling Day – Pender Island

Today was paddling day. The sun came out, the wind calmed down, and the waves of the previous days had disappeared. It was the perfect Pender Island day to spend on the water.

A day with so much to see: herons, eagles, a crab, starfish and seals. The kayak gives the opportunity to see things you can’t see from the shore.

Kayaking off Pender Island


Seals off the coast of Pender Island


A crab in the shallow water of Peter Cove South, Pender Island.


Purple Ochre Starfish on Pender Island


Peter Cove South, Pender Island


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South Pender Beach Afternoon 

It may have been a cold and blowy afternoon, but the scenery on South Pender Island was still gorgeous. We started out by visiting one of our favourite spots, Brooks Point. Here we walked the boardwalk, saw daffodils in bloom, walked on driftwood, and watched the whitecaps rolling in. We then visited Gowlland Point and were treated to a rainbow. The beaches were empty, so we had these beautiful spots to ourselves.

Forest at Brooks Point


Daffodils at Brooks Point


Driftwood on the beach at Brooks Point


Brooks Point, Pender Island


Rainbow at Gowlland Point, Pender Island


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Starvation Bay on a Rainy March Day

Beach to ourselves, Starvation Bay at low tide is still a fabulous place on a rainy day.





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Bridges Road Afternoon – Pender Island

A few images from this afternoon at the beach on Bridges Road (Pender Island, BC, Canada)

Bridges Road, Pender Island


Shells decorate the beaches of British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands


A trio of starfish had made their way to the beach.


Pender Island Beach Glass


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Posts, Paddling and Painting on Pender

Another busy Pender Island day.

The best part of the day was spent building the fence. A slow job of dismantling the old one, installing new posts and stringers , and reboarding the fence. Add to the scenario the fact that we are digging the post holes into an island formed of rock and riddled with tree roots, and it makes the process more of a challenge.


Mid afternoon we managed to pull ourselves away from fence building and go for a kayak. We went to our neighbourhood beach, Peter Cove South, which is an easy location to launch kayaks. It was much colder and windier than yesterday, but still, we are kayaking in Canada in February.




Peter Cove South also presented some lovely views looking out to where the sea opens up.

Peter Cove South, Pender Island, BC, Canada
Just before heading home I managed a small watercolour of the cove, painted wearing gloves, as the wind was cold enough to freeze the paint on my palette.


Art and photography by Debra Hunter.

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