Vancouver Island Vacation – Part 1


When the ocean meets the mountains, magic happens. I think that is why I love BC so much. I love wild, untouched spaces. I like to travel to places with lots of adventure potential, and in BC, adventure is everywhere. For the last four years, most of my vacation time has been spent on the west coast of British Columbia.


As I write this, I am sitting on the Queen of Cowichan, one of BC’s ferries, soaking in the sunshine and watching Vancouver shrink on the horizon. It is day two of my vacation and I am travelling from Vancouver to Nanaimo. I am seriously looking forward to a week or so of sun and surf and I plan on filling my time with hiking, paddling and surfing. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t do lazy vacations, and this one will be no different. I am planning on camping for most of my nights on the island. I haven’t camped since last year, so I am really looking forward to spending some nights under the stars. I have a new tent to test out (an MSR Holler 3), as well as a hammock for nice, warm nights.


I will be writing almost daily, but since I will be camping and have limited Internet access, my posts will probably be delayed in going online.

Cross your fingers for me in the weather department! Last time I was in Tofino, it rained several inches over two days.

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