Sechelt Inlet | Sunshine Coast BC

Two Celts in Sechelt, on the Sea Shore

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It was nearly one Celt in Sechelt (Sea-shelt). I was ready for killing Craig. He had one job to do, find out how to get to Pedals and Paddles for 2pm to paddleboard. Confidently, we took the highway 101 bus with the bikes; we even cockily had an ice cream before hitting the road as Craig’s directions showed that our destination was close. Thirty minutes later we were still cycling in 25 degrees heat. After a fall out, I dumped the bikes and hitched us a ride. The poor driver didn’t expect sweaty back seats in his $50K Audi but that’s what he got.

Paddles and Pedals – ‘SUp?

Paddleboarding was exactly what was required to cool down that heated situation. It is a peaceful water activity especially with the Sechelt Inlet as your backdrop. Although Paddles and Pedals is tricky to get to without a car, it’s worth the journey as the company has its own private beach!

We were taught how to get on the board and how not to fall off.

Paddles and Pedals Sechelt Inlet

Obviously I still managed to fall in twice whilst Craig was executing headstands like the yoga buffs on Instagram. There was a nice breeze, which I blame for me falling in! It had nothing to do with me being inept…

Paddles and Pedals Sechelt

For two hours we paddled around the islands and past the big fancy houses. This wasn’t my first water sport based activity but it felt different to kayaking, less strenuous and restrictive but you obviously couldn’t carry a bag of beers like we did in Gibsons! Paddles and Pedals did offer us waterproof phone covers, which was handy for taking snaps!


Website: Paddles and Pedals
Contact: 604-885-6440
Address: 7425 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt BC V0N 3A4
Cost: $30 / £14.79 per person / 2 hours

Where We Ate In Sechelt

Sechelt is not shy on what it has to offer food wise but restaurants do vary in quality. Shift Kitchen, a newby on the street, has the right mix of class and edge. I was automatically drawn in by its clean cut bachelor-esque decor and then hook, lined and sinkered by the menu.

Shift Kitchen Bar Sechelt

Shift is a city quality restaurant in a small seaside town.

Shift Kitchen Sechelt BC

I dined on three plates from the tapas menu, way too much, textbook tapas mistake! I chose the vegetable rolls which included tofu delicately wrapped in rice paper ($7 / £3.46), deep-fried avocado and tuna ($9 / £4.44) and then yam fries (couldn’t resist – $7!) Craig went for the larger plate menu of carbonara ($17 / £8.39), this came with interesting marble garlic bread which broke up the monotony of a beige dinner – feed the eyes before the belly!

Shift Kitchen Bar Sechelt Tapas

We both had a cheeky grown-up lemonade ($5 / £2.47), which consisted of vodka; cranberry and lemonade slush. We met a waitress from a popular Sechelt restaurant who chose Shift over her work because she preferred the menu there. Kudos to Andreas and his team at Shift.


Website: Shift Kitchen & Tapas Bar
Address: 5760 Teredo St, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Contact: (778) 458-3372
Cost: $50 / £24.70 + tax


Having a Whale of a Time

The Coast has had a couple of visitors this summer and I don’t mean us Two Scots! Craig decided to take up fishing so we’ve spent some time watching the sun set over Davis Bay, the small town in between Roberts Creek and Sechelt. One night, as the sun melted away into the sky, we heard the unmistakable noise of a whale blowing its sinuses! The whales have been entertaining Coasters for the whole summer. Such a pleasure!

https://instagram.com/p/6sgl1MFz9G/?taken-by=twoscotsabroad

Thanks to Shift Kitchen & Paddles and Pedals for their generosity, honest review as always

How to get to sechelt

Although the Sunshine Coast is easier to navigate by car, the 101 highway bus service is pretty frequent between SecheltRoberts Creek and Gibsons.

What are your favourite things to do on

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Gemma and Craig are full-time workers with a life-long travel habit. Flirting with 30 and let loose on the world! Gemma writes, Craig looks good in the photos.

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  1. I also tried standup paddle boarding for the first time this summer when we were in BC and I loved it. There’s something very peaceful about it all, although I did get a bit of a fright when a seal popped his head up (too many Jaws movies) – probably not as big of a shock as when you saw Dita though!

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  2. What beautiful place! Love it!
    I´m a big fan of SUP, my first lesson was in the Philippines and never stopped. But actually, I was more interested on the food item you tried than on the water sports. Yummy!
    Cheers guys, as always great travel tale and tips!
    Nat

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  3. This sounds a lot like what we did (or had planned to do before the weather went to shit) in the San Juan islands! Now I’m ready to write mine up 🙂 Won’t be nearly cheeky enough, I’m sure.

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  4. Another cracker guys. Loved the intro. No better way to start an adventure than with a domestic 😉
    With 0 balance or elegance, I feel your pain of falling in. Don’t you hate it when you do an activity like this and whoever your with excels whilst you clamber on for dear life?
    Loved the look of lunch. Tapas is always a winner and both myself and James are very jealous your saw a whale too! As if this didn’t already look like a great day then you go and spot a whale. Thats just too jammy!

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  5. Hmmm, that opening exchange sounds a lot like Sarah and I.

    But still, I always seem to get us there.

    Still never tried the SUP thing, maybe I’m waiting for it to be a little less of a thing that the cool kids do 😉

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  6. Haha! Keep it up with the names! They’re awesome! Poor Audi driver though. I did something similar, but it was mud. He was pretty upset! Gave extra to help with the cleaning, but you could see him swearing under his breath!

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