Finally after talking about to get on this trail for years, we did it.
Three of us suited up our packs and drove to Gold River on Vancouver Island. It
was a dangerous windy road, and thanked to the coffee that kept all of us alive.
We jumped on a 4-seat float plane, and began our journey to the west tip of Nootka Island.
Out pilot was very informative, as we predicted, he did this flight talk too many times to carry
hikers to the trailhead. We saw 2 black bears while we were still in the air. We knew this trip
worthed the bucks.
The pilot dropped us off in a lagoon, naturally protected by the waves from the Pacific Ocean. We
then unwillingly put on our hiking boots to get to our first camp. It was an old beautiful rain forest
with lots of moss on cedar trees. The smell from the cedar was, I had to say, very soothing.
In the next three days, we went through 25 km on sandy beaches, pebble beaches, rocky beaches, muddy beaches.
We were rewarded with awesome weather so far, not a singledrop of rain. We hiked in early morning, and napped
in the afternoon as the afternoon sun was very unforgiving. Don't try it, it was brutal. We had to
stop every other 20 mins to get into the shade and we gave up after 2 hours in the mighty sun.
Float Plane Over Nootka
Sikee's Olympics Performance
Cheers ! BTW, it's wine.
My signature shadow
Sunset at Calvin Falls
Man ... These pebbles are slippery
I need a sun bath now
Did you do this ?
This is why you need shipping insurance!
Thank you for buying beer from a Minor
Damn! Whose feet is it ?
What else can I say here ?
The last 3 days of this trip will take us into the headlands. It was acutally an rewarding feature, because we were so sick on
walking on beaches. We were protected by the trees from the almighty sun. We even found a camp site within the forest.
Ups and downs through the headlands
This was what we did when we missed the low tide
Do I look cool or what?
Last beautiful sunset we had
Blowing in the wind
Me, Mama, Grandma, Great Grandma
We have nothing to do that afternoon, decided to turn
ourselves into lumberjacks, but we couldn't even move this piece.
Want some Frisk ? The rain will take a while.
Our trip ended with a long night of heavy rain. Hey but what can I say? We got all the sun we need and we didn't get wet at all.
We took another float plane back to Gold River, but the alternate way was to take a ferry called, UChunk. It was so fully booked
that it usually requires 3 month reservation.