I had the opportunity to travel to Gibsons, BC. Now if you’ve never heard of Gibsons, you might have seen it. If you ever saw the CBC long running drama called Beachcombers then you would have seen Gibsons, because it was the setting for all the adventures of a little BC coastal town where everyone drives a boat and the big industry is timber.
If you’re not familiar, but are vaguely interested, or want to have a look because you remember this show on TV, here’s a link:
So I went to Molly’s Reach, the diner in the TV show. I can remember, as a kid, growing up in Australia, this show would come on in the afternoon. Now it felt a WHOLE WORLD away from my place as a kid, so you could imagine the sense of surrealism as I munched on fish and chips at the original Molly’s Reach. It hasn’t changed much at all.
You can also see the Phersephone – the boat that was featured in the show. It’s on the main street as a kind of memorial or whatever.
Its a cute little town, artsy, and really picturesque. I hope you enjoy the photos…