Vancouver Island/Whistler – lodging theory

As usual, we had a mix of accomodations. From an functional chain roadside hotel on night 1 (with quite a view), to three B&B’s, to a Yurt and and Sphere. We always find the anticipation to be one of the bext parts (ok, perhaps that is only me) . One strategy when making lodging arrangements is to make them better as time goes on.

For example, start with a view like this:

the view out the back

the view out the back – ugh

Follow that with a series of B&B’s, the first with an epic view (http://www.prancinghorse.com/ ), and others with great breakfasts, and an epic great football fan (in Whistler – Hans http://www.bbcanada.com/167.html )

dinner with a view

dinner with a view

a brave cat

a brave cat

never got the tired of the view

never got the tired of the view

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view from the room

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never got tired of the view

Heinz knows more about soccer than I can ever hope to know.   though he has a passion for the MLS that I do not understand.

Heinz knows more about soccer than I can ever hope to know. though he has a passion for the MLS that I do not understand.

And then there are the accommodations that are destinations in themselves. In Pt Renfrew on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, we had the Soul Creek Lodge (http://soulecreeklodge.com/ ), which required my diminutive rental car to make a 2 km mountain trip up a gravel road. The car was quite unhappy. But the Yurt was a delight to the eyes, as was the gourmet dinner and breakfast. I was sorry to leave it.

surreal

surreal

a slug for my sister Pat

a slug for my sister Pat

yurt from the main house

yurt from the main house

great view with whispy clouds. later we were in full fog

great view with whispy clouds. later we were in full fog

the room is a circle

the room is a circle

a nice red door

a nice red door

And finally, it is hard to explain what a delight our stay at the Free Spirit Sphere’s (http://www.freespiritspheres.com/melody.htm ) on Vancouver island. We were wide-eyed and in awe of the details and sights the entire time. The best quote was at 6pm, when Anna settled in with our win and said to me: ”go find dinner, I am not leaving”. I was so pleased.

the office is a sphere too

the office is a sphere too

a gong to summon the staff if you need them

a gong to summon the staff if you need them

melody is across a bridge

melody is across a bridge

tree supports. there is nothing driven into the tree

tree supports. there is nothing driven into the tree

closeup of the details

closeup of the details

view from below

view from below

view from below

view from below

a troll - who reads

a troll – who reads

the bridge (

the bridge (“answer me, these questions three!…”)

more under construction

more under construction

Anna day drinking

Anna day drinking

golf club chair

golf club chair

splunk

splunk

melody

melody

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