Tag Archives: Canada

Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim trails

The Bog Trail criss-crossed level planks above a mashy terrain. Like the beach vegetation, the vegetation was stunted Continue reading Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim trails

Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park

At Combers Beach I took a one kilometer hike to the beach through vegetation that metamorphed from tall to short bent over spruce crouching from the salt spray and wind swept winters. Continue reading Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park

Vancouver Island’s west coast

Near Tofino on the very west coast of Vancouver Island,I stayed at Esowista, a First Nation village, half way between Tofino and Ecluelet right on the beach at the northern end of Long Beach. Continue reading Vancouver Island’s west coast

Victoria – city by the sea

Victoria’s surrounded by bays and inlets so I took a ferry around the inner harbour, past float homes. Not that exciting but close to shore a seal popped its head out of the water as we ferried towards the bay leading to Juan de Fuca Sound with Mt Olympus in U.S.A. in the distance. Continue reading Victoria – city by the sea

Victoria’s Chinatown

I ferried across Georgia Straight, meandering through smaller islands to Vancouver Island’s biggest city, Victoria. Tucked away in a corner of this relaxing city, was Chinatown, one short street that included Continue reading Victoria’s Chinatown

Same place, KL a decade later

Photo courtesy: Daniel Berthold — Wikimedia Commons

While I dragged my youngest daughter through Sumatra, my two older daughters were touring Canada with their dad. Continue reading Same place, KL a decade later