A Swim

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We were back at Pine Point this week with a new camera. Our goal was to learn how to use this new and somewhat complicated instrument. Flowers were our main subject, and there were plenty of wild roses, bushes of them, sweet smelling and beautiful. The weather was sunny and warm and I went for… Read more »

Pine Point

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I was excited at the prospect of two days at Pine Point on the shores of Cowichan Lake – about two hours from Gabriola. The weather co-operated nicely with blue skies and warm sunny days. On the way we stopped at Russell Farms for fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread and browsed their nursery and… Read more »

Miracle Beach

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20 km north of Courtenay and about 1&1/2 hours drive north from the Gabriola ferry is Miracle Beach Provincial Park. This campground, in a mature second growth forest, has 200 campsites and every one is beautifully maintained and quite private. The campground has numerous walking trails, an amphitheater, a playground, a nature house, showers and… Read more »

Easy Exploration

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Spring is a wonderful time to explore Vancouver Island. The weather is balmy and you avoid the crowds of summer. Approximately an hour drive up island from the Gabriola ferry is Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. It is adjacent to the Horne Lake Regional Park Campground. To get to the caves you cross a river… Read more »

Horne Lake Adventure

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Lured by the prospect of a couple of sunny days and a break in our work schedule my husband and I headed to Horne Lake, located about an hour north of Nanaimo, for a two day campout. The last time we visited this lake was 25 years ago and it is still the beautiful clear… Read more »