Friday, September 29, 2017

Ruckle Provincial Park on Saltspring Island

We traveled to Saltspring island with our family in August. Although we've been to Saltspring numerous times, we had never visited Ruckle Provincial Park. Let me tell's amazing! It's a walk in campground but all the spots are either on the water or overlooking the water. There are giant rock formations that lead you down to the sea...and it's incredible.

I braved the cold water and went for a satisfying!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Denman Island

Camping with a baby: this was one of the unknowns of our trip but little C handled camping like a champ.
 Fillongly Provincial Park: Our campsite was connected to the beach via a small trail. The boys had a great time having free range bike/scooter time (this is the first time we've let them go off on their own). We collected a lot of sandollars and shiny black rocks from the beach.
 The Beadnell Homestead: The land that used to house the Beadnell mansion was left preserved. This land is a part of the provincial park as the Beadnell family donated the land to be used as a park.

Hornby Island

 GIANT cookies almost as big as your head!
 Tribune Bay didn't disappoint and the grandparents came to visit us for a beach day. We even managed to convince the grandparents to take the boys for an overnight so we could spend a night on Hornby (almost) kid-free.

Nymph Falls

Cumberland Brewing

Parksville: Mini-Golf/Bumper Boats

 We surprised the kids with mini-golf/bumper boats on our drive from Courtney to Tofino. They had a blast and the pirate boat was a big hit too!


 All those months of research on beach sun tents and we ended up using a home-made shade fortress made of driftwood.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Back at it again: Roadtrip version

We're baaaaaack! Our family moved from the lower mainland to Vancouver Island in July 2016. it's been a busy but fulfilling year getting settled and getting used to the small town life. Several months ago, Jamie put together a bucket list of places he'd like to explore this summer. Here's a sneak peak so far what we have booked for camping/exploring:

  • June 18-20 Camping on Denman Island 
  • June 20-21 Tribune Bay on Hornby Island, staying overnight (older kids sleep over at the Grandparents) 
  • June 21-23 Exploring around the Comox Valley..probably taste some brews, if we can. 
  • June 23-25 Camping in Tofino 
  • July 14-16 Camping in Bamfield 
  • Aug 10-12 Camping on Saltspring Island 

Still on our bucket list:

  • Galliano Island 
  • Trestle 
  • Nanaimo river 
  • Port Hardy 
  • Tahsis 
  • Port Renfrew 
  • Cape Scott 
  • San Joseph Beach 
  • Nels Bight