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Port Renfrew Wander

All photos taken on May 17, 2022.

Port Renfrew is a small unincorporated community located on the south shore of Port San Juan, an inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Port Renfrew has a population of 144 (as of the 2016 Canadian census)[and has been touted as “the Tall Tree Capital of Canada”.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

8 thoughts on “Port Renfrew Wander

  1. The area looks so beautiful and undisturbed by tourism! Hopefully I’ll be able to visit the west coast within the next few years. We are focusing on Europe while we don’t have to worry about sending kids to camp grandparents 🙂

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    1. It is less touristy than other West Coast areas and nice to see its unspoiled nature. Hope it lasts and that you get to see it one day. Good plan to travel while you can. We did that for our first 9 years and then stayed closer to home for the next 9. Once the kids could travel, we made sure to include them in our plans. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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  2. I sensed this was going to be a special place right from the opening paragraph detailing its geography and history. I love all of it, from the delicate wildflowers and those gorgeous cottages to the grisly totem pole and rickety pier. Cool wood carvings, too.

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    1. B.C. Coastal communities, no matter how small know how to make the best of their situation. And the eagles and ospreys were the icing on the cake. They will be showcased in an upcoming post. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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