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Travel Blogs from Courtenay
Today Jeff & I flew on a sea plane from Victoria to Vancouver. The plane was pretty small. It was very cool.
We are staying at the Fairmont Waterfront in a one-bedroom suite. The hotel has been refurbished and our rooms smell like they are new. The view looks out onto the Convention Center and the Georgia Straight. Sea planes take off an land pretty ...
... was cold, but not as cold as the ocean! The boys then went to a splash pad/playground, while I did a little shopping in downtown Courtenay. We got some fresh red snapper for dinner. We also stopped by a corn tortilla factory and bought some freshly made organic tortilla and homemade salsas. Then it was home for another attempt at fish tacos. We're trying to replicate the amazing ones we had in Tofino. We're getting closer! ...
... her so we started turning back at 2:30pm. Not long later the boys came bounding back down the trail. Apparently they had only gotten to the ridgeline and then the snow had forced them to turn around (in July!) so they hadn’t seen the lake. It took 2 hours to descend and we reached the car at 4:30pm. Certainly the longest hike any of us had done and we were all exhausted.
To recover we made a stop at Lower Myra Falls to go for a swim. There was a 500m trail ...
... is done. That's it. They take care of you from the minute you place your telephone booking to the minute you arrive, when you unpack, when you go to the spa, the restaurant, and more...they're great!!
The room was really nice - Murphy beds are a real treat for me (yes, they still make them...the beds that come out of the wall!!). But, it gives you more space to enjoy the suites. The location is lovely - ...
... in the views, and watched the 2ft long salmon playing in the stream. Come on, that's gotta be good food for a bear somewhere? Suddenly after about 5 minutes, someone whispered excitedly- look, up there! And sure enough, there was a big old grizzly bear meandering its way down the river. I'd managed to borrow some binoculars from Linda, who owns the guesthouse I'm staying in, so I got a great view. Cameras whirring, we all looked on captivated as she ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center