Move to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

I made buckwheat pancakes for breakfast. Love those things! We started to pack up to move to Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of the island whenBrian was getting ready to walk the dog. He had all kinds of suggestions of places to go. I asked about a campground around Victoria, and he had a good suggestion for that as well. Soon Leslie came out in her PJ’s with a list she had made for us last night. Geez, what nice people! They teach at Brentwood College prep School in Mill Bay where students come from all over the world. They get 100% acceptance to college and 85% get their college of choice. Everyone has to be involved in academics, athletics and art. Some go to UVA, and rowing is a big sport. We enjoyed talking for almost an hour. I gave Brian my blog card as he left to walk the dog. He was quickly back as he read my last name was Wall. His is Carr, but he has a lot of relatives named Wall, some in northern Virginia. We’re going to have to do some research on this. We could be cousins!

I took a few pictures of our excellent campsite overlooking Strait of Georgia. Then we set out for Pacific Rim. I knew the road wound through the mountains and was an old logging road. It was fine until the last 20 miles when it got really bumpy and rough, but it was OK. Just had to go slowly. Stopping at the information center, Martha got some maps and brochures. A lady spoke to us as we were leaving. She was from the island, but moved to Ontario and was just returning. She also had suggestions of where to go and wished us well. We found our way to Green Point Campground and stopped at the gate. The ranger said a bear had been visiting the campground, so we should keep our site clean and to store all food. Fortunately there are no Grizzlies on the island.

The campsites are huge and very private in a dense forest on a bluff above beautiful Long Beach. Although a generous site, the entrance was a bit narrow, and I had to do a lot of finagling to wiggle the trailer through. Once set up, we walked down the trail to the beach. The tide was out, but the Pacific Ocean was crashing onto big rocks and to the wide, sand beach. We walked to a rock outcropping and climbed up to a beautiful view.

It was a perfect evening to sit by a fire, have a glass of wine or beer and watch the sun go down over the Pacific. Leftovers are nice for such an occasion. Just heat them over the fire.

  5 comments for “Move to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

  1. Brian Carr
    October 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Greg and Martha – Great to meet you both and glad that the trip to Green Point was somewhat uneventful. The photos you have taken of the Pacific Rim are excellent and makes me rather envious of your travels. Excellent blogs. Insightful and enough interesting information to make you want to pack everything up and head on up there!

  2. October 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you Brian. There are many reasons I love being on the road, one of which is the people you meet. It was very special to spend even a short time with you and Leslie. I hope we get to meet again. Meanwhile, thank you for your comments:}

  3. Jane-Ashley Skinner
    October 14, 2017 at 8:07 am

    One of your best posts yet!

    • October 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you Jane-Ashley. What made this one good?

  4. Jane-Ashley Skinner
    October 14, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Those cedars!

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