Trip – same old same old, but finally the first trip of the year

For various reasons we haven’t managed to get out using the van for its intended purpose until this last weekend. It was just an overnighter to familiar places, but still a fun outing.

Driest May on record here this year, and the Thursday and Friday before we left felt like August. It wasn’t quite August out on the west coast, the wind was coolish, but the sun was warm.

The syncro was a champ, hauling us up loose gravel and rock logging spurs, and the newly installed big assed auxilliary battery didn’t even blink about the amount of electricity we used. The battery truly is way bigger than we will ever need, its both daft and kinda fun to have it.

And yes, we camped beside clearcuts đŸ™‚

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On our way, we realized we had left the Thai themed marinated chicken thighs back at home, so we picked up some meat strips in Sooke.

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Where’s Waldo?



  1. #1 by Pz on June 2, 2015 - 10:25 am

    Stunning as always Alistair.
    The Bells will not camp in any place that is less than stunning.
    Stupendous is preferred! Stupendous clear-cuts with great views.

    Above the clouds this time eh?
    Sheeze can your Syncro ever climb high, above the clouds..
    Ops, I forgot this was the Straits of Juan De Fuca… its only a Fog Bank.
    At least you were above it….

    Thanks for sharing…

    • #2 by albell on June 2, 2015 - 11:24 am

      Hey Phil,

      Yup, we love to get above the common people :-).

      That particular spot is 654 m elevation. And yes the fog and marine cloud came in as usual. Well I say as usual, I mean what happens later in the summer when the weather pattern has settled into sunny and high pressure and what seems like the entire west coast has a fog bank. The fog backs off a way form land during the day then creeps back in and appears all round you late afternoon, early evening.




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