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Easy Gospel Rock hike in Gibsons, BC
Sunny afternoon walk on BC's Sunshine Coast
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It's a Saturday afternoon in February in Gibsons, BC. The sun has come out between rains and Paul and I jump on the opportunity to go for a short walk where we'll explore an area that locals call Gospel Rock.
I know we're not suppose to complain about winter when living on BC's Sunshine Coast. Our weather is much milder than in most of Canada but we suffer through short days and (relatively) cold temperatures. We look forward to spring and warm weather just as much as anyone else!
The trail begins near the corner of Charman Road and Stewart Road in Gibsons, and starts with a little bridge over a creek. It's a gradual uphill trail through a forested area full of fern underbrush. Soon we come to a flat area and lookout point. Here we see past Gibsons to the Salish Sea and the North Shore Mountains. BC Ferries is seen doing its route from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver. This lookout is a very nice little spot. I didn't grow up on the Sunshine Coast but I'm sure the high school kids come up here to hang out and have fun.
We continue along the trail. It takes us past abandoned vehicles that are old and junky and mossed-over!
Lastly we arrive at the newly cleared Gospel Rock area where a future development is in the planning. At the far end there’s a beautiful natural area with trees, rocks, ponds and views of the Pacific Ocean. There is a white vein of rock that runs through the darker surrounding rock and it looks like a cross. I'm assuming this is how the area is called Gospel Rock.
Paul get's the drone set up and we take turns flying it. We're just loving this light! The ocean's so blue and the trees are so green. The deciduous trees don't have their green leaves yet, but it's still very pretty with all the evergreen trees. The North Shore Mountains are again in the distance, and they look soooo gooood. From up high, we can see Keats and Gambier and Bowen Islands. Looking west, we see the outline of Vancouver Island against the horizon. The evening light is lovely and the quietness of the area is welcoming.
It's pretty here! We're surrounded by all this coastal scenery and even though we get to see and enjoy it everyday, it never gets old.
The wind stayed away which is good when flying the drone. We shot a lot of nice footage and photos that we can use for this project and for future projects. It's been a nice time out and now with that sun setting, it's probably just time to land the drone and get it tucked back in our backpack before heading home.
More drone photos from Gospel Rock
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