Kinsol Trestle

With early spring weather threatening rain for the day we made a choice for some close proximity outings with easy access to the truck incase the precipitation was to much. 45 kms south of Chemainus on Vancouver Island, we wind our way through the Cowichan valley, past Shawnigan Lake to the Kinsol Trestle parking lot. […]

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Askew Creek Park in Chemainus

This park is located right in the heart of Chemainus, a small town located just 30 minutes drive south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Ialand. The park is a hidden little gem worth stopping in to see. You can find the entrance at the corner of Chemainus Road and Oak Street. I was out for a […]

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The Town of Chemainus

Tyson has been working on Vancouver Island since the beginning of March. The girls have been really missing him so we decided to pack up, jump on the ferry and go stay with him. He is staying in the Best Western Plus in Chemainus. He has a suite with separate king room, kitchen with a […]

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Sovereign Lake Cross Country Ski

Getting out for a cross country ski is always enjoyable. But getting out for a cross country ski with a set of twin girls is getting a bit trickier. Lacking any sort of luxuries like trailers or sleighs, it only leaves us with a back pack each. The forecast predicted a cold spell heading our […]

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Monashee Lake

The views are amazing! Hiking to the alpine with its pristine lakes, jagged rocky peaks and wide open meadows is nothing but rewarding. Round two with the Monashee Lake hike. We attempted this hike earlier in the week but were forced to turn around due to road maintenance. You can read more about that here. […]

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West Kootenay Road Trip

With the summer days finally arriving and greeting us with staggeringly warm days we chose to head out for a drive to pay a visit with some old friends. The Toyota was gently loaded up but the seats were full with the four of us. Leaving our home town of Vernon at 10:00, we travelled […]

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