More of the Tour

Here’s some more of the touring we did during my friend Pam’s visit.
Nanaimo Inner Harbour
Baby’s first game of Ticket To Ride. Notice her excellent card holding technique.
Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria
Sign at the end of the pier at Fisherman’s Wharf
Lighthouse at Trial Island
View from Clover Point Park

My alma mater, Royal Roads University

Walking along the Coburg Peninsula in front of RRU
View of the dockyards in Esquimalt (still on the Coberg Peninsula in front of RRU)
The very sweet face we grew to know and love
As you can imagine, our house has been very quiet since these two left. We’ve missed them a ton. 

Cathedral Grove

I mentioned that my very dear friend Pam came to visit for a week with her sweet baby A and  having her here was unimaginably wonderful. During her visit, we toured around to show her some of our favourite spots on this island. One of those places is Cathedral Grove.

Jeff recalls there being 400+ rings on that tree (which puts it on this island before Captain Cook arrived!)

Tofino Part 2

The second morning we were in Tofino, we hiked down to Combers Beach and walked 2+ kilometers along the foggy beach at lowest tide up to Green Point. On the beach at Green Point, there is a rock formation that is accessible only during lowest tide- because these rocks are underwater most of the time, they are a great place to find all sorts of sea creatures. Jeff’s parents discovered this while camping at Green Point a few years back and made sure we got there during the narrow window of low tide when it is accessible. I think for all of us, it was one of the best parts of the trip.

Foggy morning at Green Point
Mussels and starfish exposed at low tide 


Tide line at low tide is still right up to the rock cropping

Green anemones, starfish and assorted arthropods and clams
Caves underneath the rocks

Walking back toward Combers Beach, still in the fog

Tofino Part 1

As I mentioned earlier, we had a wonderful family vacation last week in Tofino. Here’s some of what we saw: 

Wickininish Beach 

Forest hike to Schooner Cove

View of Claquot Sound from our breakfast table

Forest hike to Florencia Bay

And two sunsets (and beach campfires) at MacKenzie Beach.