My wife and I woke up early to a beautiful sunny day, so we headed down to the Spirit of the Sea Festival in White Rock. OK my kids are all grown and I’m melancholy about the old days. At the beach there's an early morning buzz of activity as performance stages and the festival tents for the Boathouse, St. John’s Ambulance, DaVinci Bikes, Facepainting and so much more are just setting up.
One of the reasons we know about the festival is that Trevor Murray, a long term friend of mine (and talented country music performer) is performing at the East Stage the Spirit of the Sea. I reallly want to see his performance but I have an Open House today. My wife drew the long straw and will get to enjoy the entire day at the beach. I've asked her to post pictures of his performance as he really is a talented performer and songwriter. I'm hoping that the community of White Rock, BC, really comes out to support this talented hometown boy.
We started our day by having breakfast at Uli’s restaurant on Marine Drive. It’s so early and quiet, we are the only restaurant patrons sitting on the deck. The restaurant has a beautiful view and we have a perfect spot in the shade. We had wonderful service and it was truly was one of the best eggs benedict we had in a long time (I shouldn't be eating eggs benny, but I forgot about my expanding middle for a moment). After breakfast we walked along the White Rock beach promenade. In the time it took to have breakfast it seems like the entire City of White Rock has shown up for this beautiful day. There was so much to see -- a sandcastle booth, face painting, electric bicycles, Tim Hortons, clothing, jewelry and so much more.
This festival is one of the reasons that living in South Surrey is so desirable. Many White Rock homes are nestled down the hillside overlooking the sea. Many residents can just amble down walkways tapered down the hillside for the walkers of White Rock. The parking at White Rock beach can be a problem. It fills up quickly, it's expensive and violation tickets are handed out at warp speed. If you don't have a home in White Rock you can walk to the festival from, you can also park on a side road up the hillside (mindful of residents parking signs) and use the same path down to the festival.
The Spirit of the Sea Festival is a fantastic way to spend a day or weekend. There is magic and music in the air and a perfect way to enjoy the beaches of White Rock.Mike Alleyne, Real Estate AgentHomeLife Benchmark604-785-7066