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Vancouver to Clearwater

All photos taken on May 24, 2022.‘ Given our experiences on previous trips along this route, we looked for a different place to split the trip and settled on Clearwater, about 1 hour 20 minutes past our usual Kamloops stop. This changed the driving time for day two to just over 7 hours. To continueContinue reading “Vancouver to Clearwater”

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Back to the Mainland

All photos taken on May 24, 2022. Breakfasted early, goodbyes said, we were quickly on route from Saanich to Swartz Bay to catch the 9:00 AM ferry. Even though it was the first day after the long holiday weekend, we need not worried about not finding a spot on the ferry. One hour before sailingContinue reading “Back to the Mainland”

Fada Time

All photos taken on May 22, 2022. Yesterday had been a tiring day, so we thought it best to stay close to home. Grampa, or as Patty and I call him, Fada (an Irish acute accent like “É “used on long vowels in Irish Gaelic) needed a break. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively,Continue reading “Fada Time”

Benji Shines

All photos taken on May 19, 2022. Hey readers! Benji, the Most Excellent Wonder Dog here. Why Most Excellent, you ask? Well, Sit and Stay, then, if you Beg Pretty, Roll Over and Play Dead, I’ll tell you my tail. Yeah I spelt it my way. Take it up with my agent, if you haveContinue reading “Benji Shines”

Botanical Beach

All photos taken on May 18, 2022. Given we had a power outage and could do little in the cottage, we opted to complete our hike from the previous day and stop at Botanical Beach. There ought to be some real rough seas this day. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click here toContinue reading “Botanical Beach”

Botany Bay 2 – Surf`s Up

All photos taken on May 17, 2022. After a bit more walking, we popped back out on the coast, thinking we were on Botanical Beach. It was only later that we learned this was just another opening to Botany Bay. No worries, we can sit and ponder a bit more. To continue reading, please clickContinue reading “Botany Bay 2 – Surf`s Up”

Botany Bay 1 – On the Rocks

All photos taken on May 17, 2022. Along the Botanic Loop walk, there are several short paths off to the ocean shore, where you can explore. As land-locked Albertans, every chance we get to sit and contemplate the vastness of the ocean, we jump at it. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click hereContinue reading “Botany Bay 1 – On the Rocks”

Cottage Time

All photos taken on May 17, 2022. Staying a few days in a cottage surrounded by nature can’t really make time stand still, but it can help slow life down a bit. All too often, we choose to hustle and bustle about, keeping busy with mundane tasks and we think we are accomplishing important work.Continue reading “Cottage Time”

Ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo

All photos taken on May 16, 2022. Driving to the ferry terminal, we wracked our brains, trying to figure out when our last crossing to the island was made from Horseshoe Bay. We thought it might have been in the mid 1990s. When we got home, I checked and determined it was July 1997. ToContinue reading “Ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo”

Cypress Falls Park – West Vancouver

All photos taken on May 16, 2022. Today was a big day. We were loading up the car (and I mean loading) with all the gear required for 4 people and 1 Wonder Dog, so we could travel to Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click here to goContinue reading “Cypress Falls Park – West Vancouver”