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Going Cross Island Nanaimo – Parksville – Ucluelet

All photos were taken on October 9, 2022.

After leaving the ferry at Departure Bay terminal, we drove North through Nanaimo.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Going Cross Island Nanaimo – Parksville – Ucluelet

    1. You always see dogs hanging their head out the window when you are driving around, but because Benji’s family does not have a car, this was a new sensation for him and he really liked it. Patty took the photo in the car mirror which made it more interesting. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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  1. That’s a cracking shot of Benji looking out the window. Dogs always seem so alive with wonder when they’re hanging out of car windows. Ah, I see Lyssy already beat me to this comment. Such pretty views as you rolled alongside Lake Cameron.

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    1. Thanks Leighton. You can almost see Benji’s thoughts….Boy, this is the life. How have I never done this before? At least until he gets hit by a passing bumblebee…. It is a pretty road, despite the construction. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. I would love to see the trees in Cathedral Grove – it’s a humbling experience to stand next to these incredibly tall and gnarled tree trunks, some as wide as a car. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. The Grove is a nice stop, but as we found on our hikes near Ucluelet and Tofino, we found these same and bigger trees in a less contrived environment. The Old Growth Forest is well worth protecting. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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