Trip – relaxation in sun

Departed last Saturday morning and both of us were tired from work week. So we headed to favourite spot, set up camp, and dozed off. No inspirational slogans or hipster hashtags on this trip 🙂 Supper of cold chicken wings, wine, bread, olives, etc. Smoke in the sky, Washington or Vern California fires? Certainly made a spectacular sunset. Next day we forced ourselves to do some exploring, scratched up the van some more, saw a bear. By the way, not as much bear poop on the trails as on previous trips. The berry crops change, the heat, the after sources, all must influence their behaviour. We both love bears and despise the poaching that goes on around here. There is no good reason that these coastal Vancouver island bears should be killed. Oh oh, sounds like a hashtag.  Them on up to another favourite site, higher, back form the coast, and with an excellent little swimming lake. On the way found an abandoned truck. The mentality of some people, defies understanding. Signs of elk up there, poop and tracks. More longing, swimming, drinking, eating.  Next day the fog and marine cloud closed in and didn’t burn off until about 2pm. Had one last swim and headed home. At Jordan River I noticed a familiar van at coffe shop. We had met years before in the road to the kluhdak, but right now I’ll be damned if I can recall names.  All in all it was a great trip even if we were lazy and tired.  


And exciting video of a bear. Hey, it takes time to get the camera out…


  1. #1 by James Vogl on August 5, 2015 - 5:14 pm

    Great photos!

    • #2 by albell on August 5, 2015 - 5:19 pm

      Thanks James,

      Pretty well all done with the iPad Air 2. It has its limits for sure, but I’m surprised at how well it does. And you know how it is, you shoot loads of pics and choose some to show.


  2. #3 by John W. on August 20, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Nice spot – is that San Juan ridge? I’m from Victoria and just got an 85 Westy – would love to get some beta on 2wd vanagonable routes/camping spots if you’re willing to share..!

    • #4 by albell on August 20, 2015 - 8:18 pm


      No, it’s not San Juan ridge. It’s northwest of port renfrew. I’ll mail you more details.


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