Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Boondocking in the Rainforest
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It seems so long ago that we left Squamish and Whistler. The days ebb and flow, and as time passes we put aside our experiences of one destination and concentrate on the next.
Last Sunday we set out from Squamish and drove back down the Sea to Sky highway (99), and caught the morning ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langford. From that wharf we drove the Sunshine Coast Rd up to Earls Cove where we got another ferry to Saltry Bay. Upon landing we had a choice of driving another 18km to a Garnet Rock RV park or 1km to Saltry Bay provincial park. Since we have stayed at other BC parks we chose this place. Unlike Ontario provincial parks, few BC provincial parks have electric and water hookups, but the BC park sites are a)very secluded, b)level, c)gravel (good drainage) and are in magnificent forests. As it turned out we had the whole place to ourselves as we were the only campers in the park. And we got to practice our "boondocking" skills. So we stayed here for 2 nights in this blessed solitude. Thanksgiving day Caron threw together a fine dinner and we enjoyed our last bottle of Voignier from our Okanagan valley stay.
Did I mention that it was very wet in this fine park, it rained most of our stay there but Tuesday morning the clouds parted and some sunshine filtered through. Also this morning we packed up and, continuing our adventure west, drove up to Powell river where we caught the noon sailing to Comox on Vancouver Island, and are now camped at Bates Beach Rv resort. And on the beach we are. Most of the time we back into our campsites but when you have a fine view of the Strait of Georgia you pull in nose first to fill your windshield with an Pacific ocean view.
More To come...