Travel Blogs from Mill Bay
So wonderful Beth was talking so much about surfing in Mexico that I wanted to do some, so when she suggested a trip to Tofino on Vancouver Island I was up for it!! She organized us to stay in (excuse the name all u nurses and you know what I mean) Rose cottage a great place with a hot tub and the scariest nic nacks Ive ever seen, stuffed stingrays …
... so we had a lit path if we used the facilities at night. Jim also built an outdoor shower using a solar heated shower bag that we still use on hot summer days. What more did we need?
We began getting to know Galiano, going for hikes all over the island and exploring the beautiful sandstone beach across the road where we could walk for miles and scarcely see another person. We found great swimming spots for different tidal conditions ...
... existent and the race seriously lacked even a hint of excitement as the currant gently pushed the boats along! After about 5 minutes of thrilling entertainment we decided to visit the doughnut shop and check out the steam train that had just pulled into the station!
We really wanted to do a good hike but the weather was unbearably hot and after a short walk by the creek, the sun became too much and we drove around looking for a café to sit inside and grab ...
... make good use of our waterproof gear.
This morning was a pleaseant surprise with warm temps and a bit of sun trying to break through. A brisk walk to the sea side followed breakfast and then a motoring tour of Oak Bay through to Victoria, capped off by lunch at the Royal Victoria Yacht club, where tomorrow, HRH Prince Andrew will also take lunch. Mike and Signi are invited. Somehow Annette and I were ...
... when they have a bathing suit, 2 shirts, 2 shorts, 1 pair of pants, 3 pairs of socks, runners & crocs and a jacket. Toothbrushes are considered optional items for 2 of the three and I don't think any have considered a brush! All of which can be rolled up and stowed in a tiny little bag. It doesn't matter the destination really that's the essentials and they are ready to go. Such good little travellers. Being a woman is so much more difficult when it ...
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