Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre
Travel Blogs from Campbell River
... and the hives are greatly diminished. At the height of the season, the hives were stacked 4 high and they produced 500 pounds of honey. Today the hives are only 1 hive high and the bees were pretty lazy although one made Jeff jump back from its dive at him.
Dinner tonight was at Francesco's. It is an Italian place where many famous people have dined. Luckily ...
... which made everything look so bland. Had lunch then turned around and headed for Campbell River. I had my first stint of driving so Andrew could have a break. Got to our motel around 5. Had a rest then went out to have a look around town and buy some groceries. Got back to our motel to cook some dinner. Watched a couple of cruise ships go by! Time for bed x (Except for Brandon and I who watched an old dragon ...
... have a two hour drive to entertain the kiddies on, rather than driving at nap time as we'd hoped. Dylan passes out straight away, less entertaining needed until tonight probably. Taya eats and plays happily during the drive to Campbell River.
A bit of a lengthy hiccup because we can't find the house we are staying at. We know we are close but can't actually find it. The children are pretty fed up by the time we arrive, ...
... set of on the walk I had memorized from google maps to the campground.
It was about 6 when I arrived at the campground characterized by the sweet smell of redwood trees and the rushing sound of the river. There was only one problem: the first weekend of August is Civic Day in Canada and the campground was fully packed. I was a little disconcerted at first, but quickly came up with a solution. The top of the waterfall was a short hike upriver. I ...
... seals and some salmon leaping, and some crazy stalk like bird-pretty awesome!).
Ohh and we also found THE best chippy location - a place called *****. Why was it incredible? Well not only was the food very very tasty, but it was on the docks- and yes it floated!
We were gettin picked up pretty early the next day so mostly we just hung out on the blacony and got to know each other a bit more an had a laugh - good times ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking