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Leaving Whistler in low cloud and mist we headed toward Vancouver. The low clouds continued and missing any freeway exits that suggested Downtown we arrived at the ferry terminal for Vancouver Island (Swartz Bay) The weather cleared to sunshine while on our 1 hour and 25 minute journey and an informative talk by an exuberant conservation officer on the mysteries of the seas in that area eg ...
... out of the driveway, we noticed that the owner of the cottage is trying to sell her property. She later informed us that she is trying to sell all the property but since Real Estate sales are poor in the area - she has not been able to sell it. She said she will probably take the property off the market for a year and then relist it later and hopefully sell it then.
To get to Lake Cowichan, you have to take a ...
... us around the cottage and the surrounding property. On her property, there is her house and the two cottages that she rents out. There is a river that usually runs in front of the cottage and her house. Unfortunately, during this time of the year, it is dry. She said the river is full of water in the late fall and spring.
I asked Rose why there is so much moss on the trees, ground and buildings. ...
... ve provided a quick blow by blow account below along with plenty of photos of the 160 bridges and ladders and general disrepair.
Day 1 - Port Renfrew to 30 Mile Creek (camping alongside the trail)
The first day involved waking up at 6am after only 5 hours sleep to get to the trailhead before compulsary 9:30am induction by park rangers. I seemed to be theonly one excited about warnings about Cougar (the animal) and Bears along the trail. Apparently you don't want ...
... has been great and although I can't really say today was easier it was somehow better.
Just a note on the tech side of this, my sasktel BlackBerry has not had any service on the beaches yet, I have however been saving these posts to the PlayBook, so they are real from a chronological perspective. Oh and it is now 0-2 YFM.
That's it from another day on the West Coast Trail, hopefully I'll be able to post soon.