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