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Cold Sunshine


The Captain and I had to make a trip up island the other day. It would be a long day so we took a picnic lunch and stopped by the roadside on the way home. Where we parked, several picnic benches were available but there was a chance our rear ends could freeze to the bench, so we stayed in the car where it was cozy. We had a fantastic view, sunshine, and the warmth of the car while we had our sandwiches and V-8 juice.

This was the view looking north towards Campbell River, on Vancouver Island. You can see the south end of town on the left, and in the distance you can see the snow-covered Coast Range which is on the BC mainland.


Looking straight ahead from the comfort of our car, this was the view we had while we ate our lunch. These mountains are also part of the Coast Range, on the BC mainland.


The waters were calm and the sun was shining, but it was hard to find a warm spot. Who knew that sunshine could be so cold?

Author: wordsfromanneli

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34 thoughts on “Cold Sunshine

  1. An Albertan can tell you all about cold sunshine. I remember days of brilliant sun with temperatures in th minus 30s. Cold that stole your breath and made exposed skin feel like needles hitting it.

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  2. Just simply beautiful!!! ❤❤

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  3. Beautiful photos and a lovely spot to share a picnic lunch.

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  4. Those mountains are just gorgeous!

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  5. What a wonderful place 🙂

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  6. Gorgeous! How very fortunate for you two to have had a “boil up” picnic lunch with a drop dead view and the comfort of a toasty car. Life is good..mostly:)

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    • I suppose if we’d had a thermos along I’d have been tempted to call it an official boil up. Better still with a little camp stove, but in this case it was a boil up in name only, not in deed.


  7. Here we are literally boiling – it is over 40 C. Your snow covered mountains and cold sunshine sound wonderful !

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  8. I think we all get too much of a good thing and then it becomes not so good any more.


  9. What a beautiful view you had while having lunch!

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  10. Wunderschöner Ausblick. So romantisch, wenn es dazu noch warm wäre. 😊
    Liebe Grüße,

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  11. Gorgeous vistas! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend,

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  12. Thanks, Pit. Enjoy your much warmer weekend.


  13. It’s ZERO degrees Fahrenheit here right now with bright sunshine. It’s deceiving, because the blue skies look so pretty (like in your gorgeous photos), but it’s soooooo cold. I thought I would get frostbite just walking from the parking lot to my mom’s new apartment building.

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  14. I was searching quilt blogs and your photos of south of Campbell river warmed my heart. I grew up in Stories Beach(close to your photo site) and spent most days at a beach nearby( winter and summer). I can just feel the chill in the wind on a sunny day in the winter there. thanks

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  15. I like that you share the fact you had stopped to have a picnic, you and the Captain. Your photograph is beautiful of the close up of the scenery!

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  16. Amazing photos. So beautiful!!

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    • Thank you for stopping by. It is a beautiful view on a clear day. I don’t usually notice it when we drive to Campbell River because it’s often under a cloud cover or it’s raining. That day was special.


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