Fri­day

To Do: Cozy up with the one you love at the off-the-grid Point No Point in Sooke.

Vancouver Magazine - - Travel Summer Getaways -

Sooke is about an hour from Vic­to­ria, and as you head west from the city you’re ap­proach­ing the for­est primeval. This is the south­ern tip of the is­land that brought you such rugged­ness as Cougar An­nie and the shipwreck hot zone known as the Grave­yard of the Pa­cific. You’re not here for cul­ture; you’re here to leave all that in the rear-view mir­ror. So first things first: stock up. If you’re com­ing from the Swartz Bay ferry, hit up Four Quar­ters Meats in Sid­ney for ex­cel­lent sausages, ba­con and can’t- get- else­where stu¢ like their Lemon Drop or Mi­mosa salamis. For the wine-minded, stop at Church and State, about 20 min­utes south. (Pick up the Sig­na­ture Se­ries Tre­bella and the caber­net franc if you can get them.) For the beer-hound, do a tast­ing and grab your Al­pha Acid IPA to go at Vic­to­ria’s Hoyne Brew­ing.

Once you’ve se­cured other, less es­sen­tial gro­ceries, head to one of the two dozen pri­vate cab­ins at Point No Point in Sooke. Sited on a blu ¢ above a mile of pri­vate beach, they come com­plete with kitchens, fire­places, pri­vate hot tubs and very au­di­ble surf. On this first evening, you’ll also en­joy the wel­come cul­ture shock of what Point No Point doesn’t have, thanks to its stub­born grasp on its 1950s roots: no phones, no TVS, and no wifi in your rooms. And no, no cell ser­vice, ei­ther. Thus the se­lec­tion of crib­bage boards and other games on o¢ er. Walk to the beach to work up an ap­petite and re­mem­ber that there is life be­yond stream­ing video. Week­end Con­tin­ues j

Sooke Is for Lovers Point No Point

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