10 Day Travel Photo Challenge – Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of this 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge! My Dusty Flip-Flops has nominated me for this challenge, thank you my friend! My Dusty Flip-Flops and I have been following each other’s blog adventures here on WordPress since 2017. It’s always nice to reconnect!  The 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge: post one photo for 10 days with no…

British Columbia’s Capital City – Victoria, Vancouver Island

For One Night Only My flight home to Nova Scotia departed from Victoria International Airport. Michael and I arrived in Victoria the day before my flight – to spend a night there. We arrived around 3:00pm in the afternoon, checked in… then departed to run a few errands and see some sights. It was a…

Campbell River, British Columbia – Tandem Skydiving at Capital City Skydiving

The Text Message My husband Michael has been jumping out of perfectly good airplanes for over 40 years. Me? Never once! We’ve talked about my jumping a tandem, but I have a rather overwhelming fear of heights so I wasn’t too eager about trying it. Then, Halloween Day, as I’m preparing to mow the lawn,…

Ripple Rock Trail – Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Story of Ripple Rock Ripple Rock, or “Old Rip” as it was called – was one of the most “notorious marine hazards in North America”. The twin-peaked rock in Seymour Narrows took many ships and lives. In 1958, the largest man-made, non-nuclear explosion in history removed the rock, allowing for safe passage. The Trail…

Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Strathcona Provincial Park – Alpine Trees and Meadows

We’re in The Alpine “We’re in the Alpine now,” is a common observation as hikers make their way up a mountain. The terrain starts to change because of increased elevation; it becomes sparse with beautiful meadows and trees that grow differently – they are shorter, twisted and gnarly. Strathcona Provincial Park Turning off the Inland…

Fishing Trip Part VIII – Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Smoke From United States Wildfires

Last Day – Hecate Cove We enjoyed breakfast, then packed up to head back to the marina at Port Alice. Smoke from the U.S. wildfires had given the appearance of fog over the cove. Boat Ride to Rumble Beach Marina, Port Alice The boat ride back felt like we were traveling through an eerie, mystical…