Pinnacle Lake

With this “heat dome” temperature increase we decided to pack into the truck and head for the Monashees with neighbour Bruce for one of our favourite hikes. We have done this one a few times, first time as a day hike then another as an overnight. See our previous blog for more details. We arrived […]

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Mt. Rose Swanson Hike

Lately we have been looking for some shorter, but still rewarding view hikes to do so the girls can get their feet on the ground. This is where we took advantage of the locals favourite hike of Mt. Rose Swanson outside of Armstrong. To the unfamiliar ear this sounds like one place but in actuality […]

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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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