The Riding Fool Hostel
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Today's stage started with a long 14 km climb and we settled into the back of our wave until we hit some new single track. We climbed 500m of elevation but hit a backlog straight away. Luckily we were able to get around them and began another technical decent with slippery rock faces this time. Our hands hurt with the long technical decent and we got a short respite before the Enduro downhill. Once ...
... they were going to go for a swim in the freezing waters. Not to be left out, they bet me that I should swim to the island with them. Dave was a little more hesitant than Jack and he was the last one in the water. The temperature was absolutely freezing and it made swimming to the island pretty difficult even though it was short. Dave cheated by walking some of the way on the island bank, but we all swam the way back. It was refreshing and invigorating.
We had a ...
Thursday was a 45 minute trip to Mt Washington, Strathcona Park once we had ferried across from Denman. This mountain has a myriad of ski runs where poeple from the Island flock to come winter. Their "winter" ran almost into summer as this year they were still skiing at the end of June. As a consequence as we walked a track that climbed steadily between cedar and douglas fir trees we inevitably ran into snow drifts! Being summer and ...
So I woke up today to perfect weather, the best possible way to start the day (having woken up at 4am). This city is beautiful- when the sun is shining, you're surrounded by deep blue waters in the harbour, shining skyscrapers towering into the clear blue skies and of course,the mountains are ever-present in the background. I got so excited when I saw the mountains. Mountains! I can't believe I'm going to be living here for the next 6 months! I had to run some errands ...
For the past five years we've camped at Comox Lake for a couple of days the first week of July, so it was only fitting that we scheduled in a trip before our long drive across Canada to Halifax, to say farewell.
The weather co-operated, providing perfect kayaking and camping weather. My youngest son, Colt, and his friend, Ira, led me on a power hike up ...