After a few miles, we stopped at the Old Courthouse Inn in the historic pulp mill district, the original townsite, to have breakfast at Edie Rae's Cafe. The eggs Benedict we ordered, which is the house breakfast specialty, were perfect. The staff was friendly. The cafe is named after the owner's mother and her pictures decorate the walls The inn is located in the historic area where a logging mill is still operating. We did not have time to walk the historic townsite but is is worth a visit.
We were on our way to our Lund destination, the furthest point North on the Sunshine Coast ... the so called "Mile 0". The ride from Powell River was hilly with no shoulder so we were very cautious. On the way, we passed Sliammon village. The Powell River area is the traditional home to the Tia'Amin nation, a branch of the Coast Salish peoples, who still reside there to this day, although having been forced to relocate from their original village site at the mouth of Powell River to make way for the construction of a power dam and paper mill. Their village is commonly referred to as Sliammon (the usual English adaptation of Tla'Amin).
After a glorious three-mile downhill run to Lund, we arrived and checked into the Historic Lund Hotel. Our first task after arriving was a stop at the hotel pub for beer and calamari. The hotel has been in operation for 125 years.
We had draft beer in the hotel pub and celebrated our arrival. The TV only had two working channels, so I ended up listening to the Notre Dame-Purdue game on Internet radio.
The Lund Historic Hotel, Nancy's Bakery, and the Boardwalk Coastal restaurant are the main eatery attractions in Lund. Nancy's is a popular bakery which serves baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee. They are best known for their blueberry cinnamon rolls. The Sunlund RV park is nearby. It has a RV spaces, tent sites, a few cabins and the famous "Tool Shed," AKA the Campers Cabin.
The small village is a gateway to Desolation Sound with a small marina and services for boaters. Fishing charters and kayaking are also popular.