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Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer is here and BC Ferries has a Summer Discount !!

BC Ferries has just announced that they will have a Summer Discount for extra-length passenger and Recreational Vehicles on later sailings along the:
Tsawwassen- Swartz Bay Route 
and the
Tsawwassen to Duke Point Ferry routes on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Starting on June 18 - September 6th, these vehicle types will pay $2.00 per additional foot instead of $6.10 per additional foot - a savings of $4.10/ foot!!!
So just on Wednesday and Saturday - but only after 4p.m. You can reserve - so make your plans!
For more information go to :

Monday, June 2, 2014

'Summer Flowers' for the Cottages

Saturday was our day to make a run from the Park to Art Knapp in Courtenay to get the 'Summer Flowers'. It is our late Spring/ early Summer ritual  that we go through every year at this time. It is always a lot of work... but so worth it!
 We planted the new flowers for the sign...
 meanwhile the flower boxes were being prepped for their delivery to the Cottages..
 Geraniums, Violet trailing Lobielia, and lovely Bacopa in every box ... stuffed full!
 Lots of soil, flowers, water and joy......The Summer will be full of colour with flowers everywhere.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Marvelous March Morning!

An amazing sunrise this morning! Thursday March 13, 2014.
At 6 ish this morning - looking out from our Cottage deck to Quadra Island and the ocean. Everything was bathed in vibrant colour! Spring is on it's way! Warmer days are coming!

A Few Days of Winter....

Just 4 days ago it looked and smelled like the beginning of our Pacific Spring. The amazing fellows of the Wounded Warrior Run B.C., left on a cool damp morning with a light wind. No  Snow!
Yesterday that all changed! We are in the  midst of a winter wonderland! Island style - it should be gone in a day or two!
 Our guests are happily tucked into their warm and toasty Cottages, with a magical view from their windows.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Driftwood by the Sea Supports the Wounded Warrior Run B.C.

                                          They are off!

Early this morning they were off again on the Wounded Warrior Run B.C.
With a cool breeze and cloudy skies they left about 8 am, on their way  to Courtenay and Comox for the third leg of their Run.
Eight hardy souls - a combination of runners and support crew, running  from Port Hardy to Victoria in one week.  A huge challenge for a great cause! Supporting our Canadian soldiers with this First Annual Run.

We are pleased to have provided four warm and cozy Cottages for the whole crew last night and wish them well as they continue their journey South.
Please check out their Facebook page "Wounded Warrior Run BC" and show your support!

 Cool Morning Start
Looking out to Cape Mudge Lighthouse- dry and sunny in the late morning for their run South to Courtenay

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A perfect evening shot at the dock at Sayward.  Sayward is a lovely oceanside town about 45 - 55 minutes drive north  from Driftwood by the Sea. Here the tides run fast and the wildlife is outstanding!
The second shot is looking South to Georgia Strait from Birds Eye Cove. A beautiful winter afternoon. Warm and sunny. Birds Eye Cove is about 2 3/4 hours south of Driftwood by the Sea. If you are heading South to Victoria - it is just off the beaten path.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ocean Falls Reunion in Campbell River!

Our best summer ever, is happening right how!
This long weekend has coincided with the old fashioned summer weather that we all remember from our childhood!

 Soon, we will be hosting several Guests coming for the "Ocean Falls Reunion".
For those still contemplating their plans we are offering a 'Special' . Come and stay in one of our Ocean View One Bedroom Cottages, mention that you are coming for the Reunion and we will take $10.00 off of your Daily stay! 
This will be a memorable weekend for those coming to see good friends again.
Come relax and enjoy at our Oceanside Resort!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Welcome to our wonderful spring weather. Sunny and warm. The crocus' and snowbells are blooming and the grass growing. It has been such a mild and liveable winter this year. What a complete opposite to last year. I will post some pics , tomorrow, if this beautiful weather holds. Several of our 'Snow Birds' are soon making their journey back up to Campbell River and to our Park. We are looking forward to their return.We have been busy all through our winter and are looking forward to an even busier Spring and Summer. More later.