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beach — in the Ballenas Building at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and immediately faced a pressing question. Where to drink our Prosecco? Outside on the deck overlooking the stunning beach view? Inside in the two-person soaker Jacuzzi tub? Or on the cozy-looking couch, perhaps watching a replay of the Jays game? We chose to sit outside on the deck on this clear warm evening, sipping the wine and watching the play of colours — pinks, purples and a touch of gold — on the ocean as it ebbed and flowed back and forth over the sand. Eventually, the sun dipped below the horizon in a rich orange blaze, perfectly framed like a Roy Henry Vickers painting. The next morning, I sipped my morning coffee in the tub, taking in the “contemporary rustic” room, which, at 700-square feet, was spacious and roomy with all the kitchen essentials, king bed, and beautiful bathroom, and nicely furnished in liveedge wood tables and chairs — all made in nearby Duncan. The rest of the day was all “beach” and Tigh-Na-Mara helped out there too. With three kilometres of sand and surf at the resort’s doorstep and a tide that recedes almost to the horizon, it was a perfect spot for a morning saunter along the water’s edge. Later, we picked up a “Picnic by the Sea” basket (prepared by the topnotch Cedars restaurant), found ourselves a shady spot on the sand and opened our box of treasures. In addition to the quintessential red-checkered tablecloth, there were white linen napkins, glassware, plate ware, cutlery and then … the food: a divine mix of local cheeses and Italian cured meats, smoked salmon, crackers, French bread, olives, apple jalapeno jelly, apples, grapes and, to top it off, a bottle of choice bubbly.

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Boulevard Magazine - August / September 2016 Issue  

Boulevard Magazine is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Vancouver Island by focusing on the Arts, People, Tr...

Boulevard Magazine - August / September 2016 Issue  

Boulevard Magazine is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Vancouver Island by focusing on the Arts, People, Tr...

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