Martha and I were away most of September traveling to Boise to see Simon/Michael/Harriett. We all went up to McCall, Idaho at 5000 feet for a week on a beautiful lake. Then Martha and I went from Boise to Seattle to Vancouver to Tofino on Vancouver Island's Pacific coast. We stayed at the wonderful Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateau property with 75 rooms. We totally lucked out with the weather because our week there was totally sunny, typical for September. But the rest of the year they get 120 inches of rain making the area about the only North American rain forest (with 1000 year old cedar trees.)
Storm Watching Weekends: What clever marketing… they get some of the most amazing storms off the Pacific during the winter months so they decided to promote this 'feature'. Not only do you get his/her bathrobes in your room but you get yellow slickers so you can go out on the beach (shown below) during the storms. The other photo is the view from our room. Chesterman Beach is a mile long and plenty wide for wonderful walks regardless to the tides.
Martha and I thought this would be a perfect place for Stave puzzles during Storm Watching season so we met with The Wick's Managing Director who immediately saw the potential. So we are all working together to have Stave puzzling going on there year-round. Check out their amazing web site…. www.wickinn.com.