Qualicum Beach is located north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. We like to take the old route through Parksville and on to Qualicum Beach which is more restful than the high speeds of the Mid-Island highway. On this beautiful summer day the tide was in and people were out enjoying kayaking, as above, or paddle boards as below.
There are motels along the waterfront, and a boulevard to walk on that travels much of the length of the beach. The gentlemen in the photo below were passing the time under the shade of an umbrella.
Below is a rather unique lending library for those who like to read while they are relaxing. These books are offered on the honour system, take what you like, read and return.