October 5, 2017
We have the hardest time getting on the same page when we travel and this day was no different. By the time we got in line for the ferry to Vancouver Island, Martha had a headache. The ferry is more like a ship than a ferry with great seating and views, food and shops. It was a perfect day to cross over beautiful waters to Vancouver Island. Blue skies, blue waters and blue mountains looming in the distance surrounded us. i couldn’t keep from walking from side to side to see one spectacular view to another. It was a great day for sailing, and sailboats seemed in a perfect environment.
Getting off at Nanaimo, we headed south to Living Forest Campground and RV Park. It is a big campground and full for the coming Thanksgiving weekend. We drove down to Bowen Park and walked the trail for a while. I was hoping to see salmon coming upstream, but there was very little water in the stream. It has been a dry season for Vancouver Island, like the rest of the northwest. Salmon, however, will wait for the rainy season to begin before heading upstream. As Dick Dudley said, you can set your calendar for October 13.
Then we went down to the boardwalk where people jogged, walked and played in the park. We talked to two photography enthusiasts who were taking a bear viewing trip up Campbell River tomorrow. Mmmm, would love to do that! Nanaimo has a beautiful harbor and harbor walk.