After yesterday’s long hike, we settled for short walks in the Gold River area on our last day in Strathcona Provincial Park. The first stroll led us to “Lady Falls”. Bigger than expected, we stood on the falls viewpoint platform… Continue Reading →
Courtenay is not an exciting town. It has a couple of good restaurants like Locals and Atlas Cafe which we visited, but the town is a bit far away from main outdoor activities and loud compared to our last destination, Alert Bay.
An intended short stroll became a rather long walk around the entire Goose Spit which also accommodates a military base. That base becomes a summer camp playground every year with many teenagers running around.
We dropped by Telegraph Cove on the way south from Port McNeil to Courtenay. Telegraph Cove is a historical timber dwelling with a very narrow cove – rather kitschy for our taste.
12km, 2h We jumped at our hotel owner Colin‘s offer to rent us a double-kayak. We pulled it out from his recently purchased run-down shed and off we went.
Some pictures of our Vancouver Island highlight this year… That impression was highly influenced by the fantastic front room 106 at the over-the-water hotel Seine Boat Inn and its funky and friendly owner Colin.
Three nights at the marvelous Seine Boat Inn on Cormorant Island. This could be a place to retire to… just fantastic.
5.2km, 2h, no bears, no wolves, no cougars
We were warned by a couple of people about the bad state of the logging road to the San Josef Bay Trail, about potholes, flat tires, no phone signal and Sasquatchs all over.