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Sep 16, 2019 - Victoria to Campbell River

16 September 2019 Alarms set for last morning in Victoria. Planned to be on our way by 10am, but we were all organised, breakfast done, all packed, checkout done & on the road just after 9am. A very scenic drive to Campbell River, and we had all the seasons rolled into one drive - cloudy, showers and sunshine. Some places appeared to have had heavier rain earlier in the day. We did a detour into Naniamo to check out where we need to go for the ferry back to the mainland after our time at Knight Inlet. That was easy, so all good there. Found...

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2019 Bear Hunt

Sep 11, 2018 - Port Hardy to Campbell River

After all the carry-on yesterday, I thought I’d sleep forever but I woke about 8:30 am & decided to move on. It was a nice day so I had a look around Port Hardy, then Port McNeill, then Telegraph Cove which was very interesting. I kept going through the thick forest wilderness of the North Island & eventually ended up at a beautiful campground overlooking Georgia Strait at Salmon Point, just south of Campbell River.

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Canada 2018

Aug 29, 2018 - Whale Watching tour

Booked a 3 hour tour with www.seasmokewhalewatching.com last night, but was told they saw humpback whales but no Orca's were seen during the day. Drove to just before Telegraph Cove for this activity. I was doing an Orca chant last night and today, and so excited to see about 40 Orca, we were moving from pod to pod, watching them breach, waving their flukes and fins at us. Some were travelling in quite large groups, they surface together, making it quite a spectacle. All these whales were in Johnson Strait, so close to our departure point....

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Alaska, Canada, Fiji

Aug 8, 2018 - Campbell River finds

It was a wise choice to stay in Courtenay because the drive to Columbia River wasn't so long. The bright pink building across from the Visitor Center is the Pink Theater and still shows movies on the weekends! I asked where the Big Rock was along the 6K seawalk and was reminded of the statues on the beach just south of it because there was a competition last week. Later, these statues will be placed around town. Elk Falls Provincial Park should have had an elk on top of their sign, don't you think? Back in the 1940s, the electric company...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Salmon Point RV Park

It is now 0701 and the sun has just risen over the mountains on the mainland of western British Columbia to shine on the eastern edge of Vancouver Island and the Salomon Point RV Park. A boat just left the Salmon Point Harbor and is heading south to presumably fish for salmon. The water is calm and the wind is also very calm. The guided fishing trip we had signed up for on Sunday at the Salmon Point office did not come through yesterday. The guide did not want to go out Sunday morning due to the wind and it was my understanding that the...

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Sep 11, 2016 - Salmon Point RV Resort

September 8 We left the campground in Issaquah around 1100 and drove the 50 miles to the Tulalip Resort Casino in Marysville, Washington. The weather was overcast but we did not encounter any rain and by the afternoon the weather was clear and the temperature was very comfortable. After arriving at the Casino we called our friends and we made arrangements for our friends to meet us at the casino parking lot. We would then travel to the Noble Chinese Restaurant where we would have a meal that we would consider to be a lunner (combination...

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Aug 30, 2016 - Port Hardy to Campbell River, BC

August 30, 2016 Raining and more rain projected for the rest of the week on Vancouver Island. Went into Port Hardy (population 4,000) where Bob has salmon fished with his buddies for 25 years or more. Had breakfast at the Market which was tasty and had free Wi-Fi, always a plus. We then went to see his friend Darryl’s new houseboat that he just used for the first season this year! Very nice! Off to Campbell River. Our first stop was Port McNeill (population 2,600 and also on the coast) to see the world’s largest burls. It was just amazing...

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Jul 27, 2016 - The Way Home

We spent a quiet night at Chief Will-yums Campsite in 150 Mile. The next morning we took a leisurely drive back down Highway 97. We stopped in Clinton to wander through several interesting antique shops. The first one was the most interesting. It had more authentic antiques, jewelery, furniture, paintings etc. After this we had lunch at Clinton's Centennial Park. Centennial Park is a beautiful green space with lots of green grass, lined with huge trees and a few picnic table. It is more or less in the center of town. After lunch on this...

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Yellowknife Bound

Jun 10, 2016 - Campbell River

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Our friends on Quadra Island told us not to miss seeing the Museum in Campbell River. They said it’s considered the third best museum in all of British Columbia (after the Royal BC Museum and The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia). We took their advice and were really glad that we did. It was particularly good advice because we encountered the only showers of our whole 10-day trip. The museum is rather small; but what it lacks in space it makes up for in quality. Their displays of First...

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Jun 7, 2016 - Storey Creek Golf Club

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD It’s just a two-hour drive from Chemanius to the Storey Creek Golf Course, just south of Campbell River. There are so many scenic places to stop along the way, but we decided we wanted to get an early start on our 9 holes of golf, so we just whizzed along and arrived in time for a late breakfast at the course itself. The waitress was particularly friendly and welcoming, it was clear we were not regular players there. The weather was much warmer than we are used to in Victoria, so we welcomed the shady trees...

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May 22, 2016 - Victoria Day Potluck

We received an invitation from Brown’s Bay Resort to attend their Victoria Day Potluck. This is a special three-day holiday for them. The potluck was held at the beautiful clubhouse. It was one of the nicest potlucks we have ever attended. They had tables full of BBQ chicken with every kind of side and dessert you can think of. The chicken was provided by the campground, we all provided the sides. It was incredible! The clubhouse has a huge deck outside with all sorts of fish and mermaid carving, one even looks like bigfoot. People were...

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May 20, 2016 - mid island

Whenever a ship travels north from the Pacific coast toward Alaska, its route takes advantage of the protection provided by the inland passage, a protected area of islands along the shore. The first time we went to Alaska, we put our trailer on the Alaska ferry and fell in love with the gorgeous wild scenery so close to use on both sides that it felt like we could touch it. It took us two days to traverse this calm area. People who are afraid that they will be seasick, find this placid passage a joy. We are camped across the street from...

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