Most people who visit Chateau Chantal are immediately drawn to the view of West Bay with Power Island out there in the middle of it. (And when he built the chateau years ago, owner Bob Begin made the extremely wise decision to put a Chateau Chantal sign in that very spot, so that people taking photos of each other would be standing right next to the sign – genius marketing, Bob!).
But there’s no bad view from the chateau, whether you’re looking west towards Power Island, east towards East Bay, or north towards the sprawling vineyards and cherry orchards in that direction, as shown in the above photo. And I just noticed that my lifelong church, Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church, is up in the left-hand corner of this photo. Too cool.