Last year, despite the long period of completing our camping gear and equipment, we were able to go on camping for the first time. This summer, we opted on a camping upgrade–glamping. It is a more glamorous and fancy way of doing the camping. It’s more convenient and comfy because you can sleep in an actual bedroom, not in a tent, with an actual bed, not sleeping bags or air beds. Some resorts started doing glamping, and they are providing a different kind of accommodations such as RVs, yurts, and cabins.
It suddenly rained on our first day, and I can’t imagine getting soaked in water if we don’t have the proper place to stay. In our case, we rented a luxury RV, and it was parked in an overlooking-the-water spot somewhere in Pender Harbour in the Sunshine Coast. Well, there’s always room for improvement. I guessed. Moreover, our alternatives are endless.
Even if it is situated in the hill near the water, the RV itself was equipped with Wi-Fi and TV with Netflix. There was a kitchen facility with ready-to-use utensils as well as the fridge, microwave, and stove. There was also a wooden patio outside the RV with high chairs and a table. The barbecue range was also just around the corner of the courtyard, and like everything else, it was readily available for use. Despite that there was a mini dining table inside the RV, a gazebo was also provided for a more comfortable and pleasant dining experience. Nothing is beyond perfect and ideal than having a meal while admiring the majestic view of the body of water and the boats that are passing by. They offered use of kayaks for free. There were four kayaks available for use, as well as a paddle boat and round crab traps.
Throughout our stay, the Adobo, a famous Filipino dish, tided us over. I remember it was the same dish that kept us alive when we had our first long drive to Alberta a few years ago. We cooked it before our trip, and we just warmed it up before serving it. We also had some barbecue, and I was also able to cook some crabs that I caught. Our friend, who joined with us were able to make us some pancakes and eggs for breakfast and turkey soup at dinner time.
We spent the days mostly on the water dock. Almost all of us did kayaking, swimming, and paddle boating all day long. For me, crabbing and watching the sunset were the activities that I enjoyed the most. The sunset was breathtaking, to the point that you just can’t help but to admire and wonder about God’s marvelous creation. I also spent time praying whenever I got the chance to be alone in the water dock.
My family is truly grateful that we were able to have a break from our work and worries even just for four days and three nights. Another exciting thing about going to Sunshine Coast is you only need to pay your one-way ferry ticket ride.
Moreover, when you are running out of ideas about activities, ask the locals. The caretaker of the place was very accommodating and helpful to give us ideas on where to go. It was amusing in the sun. Nothing can beat a delightful vacation with your own family.
We are eagerly looking forward to our next summer adventure.