I hope you enjoy these images from around Elphinstone. It’s a place of outstanding beauty, with quirky little corners and varied neighbourhoods. Click on any photo to open the gallery. Unless otherwise indicated, all photos on this site were taken by me.
This dramatic drone photo was taken by Nik Oulton Muryn. You can see more of his photos at www.makewavesmediahouse.com
Where does Chaster Creek start? I don’t know yet, but I went searching with Sunshine Coast Streamkeepers coordinator Shirley Samples. Here she is on the “Highway 102” mountain bike trail bridge, a few hundred metres above Elphinstone Pioneer Cemetery. This tributary of Chaster was running strong and pure through the forest.
Ocean Beach Esplanade
A Helen McCall image taken in the 1930s of Harry and Florence Chaster’s store on Gower Point Road across from the mouth of Chaster Creek. The store served summer visitors who arrived on Union Steamship Company vessels, which docked at an offshore government float. Photo courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives.
Evening along Ocean Beach Esplanade.
Pratt Road and Mount Elphinstone in winter.
Sunset at Chaster Beach
RR#7 Farmstead on Cemetery Road.
Great views from the Sunnyside connector trail.
Public trails are extremely important in connecting neighbourhoods for pedestrians and cyclists.
Fresh eggs and fresh books on Burton Road.
Kids of all ages enjoyed petting the livestock at Brookbank Farm on Summer Solstice.
Sunset over the Salish Sea
Creeks and wells are still the main source of drinking water for many residents who are not connected to the regional water system.
A network of hiking and biking trails gives access to the forest on the slopes of Mount Elphinstone.
Elphinstone Pioneer Cemetery
Bottom of Tramway Trail.
Tramway Historic Trail.
Plumping up for winter.