Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Courtenay Comox Valley SW
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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Wednesday, July 9 . . . Refuge Cove . . . Redonda Island
A 0700 start got us through the 3 rapids, with a push all the way to Refuge Cove, tonight’s anchorage and familiar grounds for both of us. Morning grey turned to sun and the day was very good.
The evening ended quietly with the docks nearly vacant.
... pair of hands to help for on Thursdays if I feel well enough. There are some teachers in the staff room at lunch time telling us they want to have us as well. We are '' under the pans '', that's a Dutch expression for which I can't think of an English one right now. It means we have a house, a home, a family, not only at Audrey's, but also at school.
We watched Harry Potter, which the girls kept spoiling because I hadn't seen all of them ...
... The man that closed a gate behind us, told us we could leave our luggage somewhere, we simply had to go to the chief to ask this person for help. No clue where we could find this person. So we went to the lift, and went up to the 7th floor (we had to wait first, because there were other people in it). Luckily, two men with orange and yellow jackets which said 'BC Ferries' on the back (or something like it), ...
... and the cougars as we met many others on the trail, many walking dogs so we werent worried which was nice! Although some of the dogs had bear bells attcahed to their collars so the bears will have heard them a mile off and run in the opposite direction.....maybe we should get some bells!
It was a nice walk but we finished it quicky so we decided to visit the town of Cumberland for a look around! Cumberland is an old coal mining town ...
... to the waterfall which was one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. The water cascaded over a series of pool before emptying into the Buttle Lake. There was even a rainbow at the end of it! It was 26 degrees so we excitedly took off our shoes and tested the water which was bloody freezing. It was probably the most cold water I have ever swam in, more cold than the lake the day before. We were all hot and bothered so we took a quick dip, but it was magic just to swim ...