Campbell River-2019


“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” -Lawrence Block

Discovery Passage Mural on the side of the building at 871 Island Highway on Pier Street.
Artists Alex Witcombe and Nick Hutton-Jay of Flywheel Studios, designed and painted the mural. Funded by The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS).

Kwakiutl Longhouse.

While we were camping at Elk Falls Provincial Park, we visited Campbell River on a 16 degrees Celsius, cloudy day. We have visited Campbell River before in 2015. 

“Located in east central Vancouver Island, the youthful community of Campbell River is beautifully located between Strathcona Park and the Discovery Islands. This growing seaside metropolis is surrounded by B.C. wilderness, and is a launching point for eager adventurers. Long famed as “the salmon capital of the world”, Campbell River boasts a host of attractions and eclectic culture waiting to be discovered.”- Discover Vancouver Island

Totems inside Kwakiutl Longhouse.

Totem in Longhouse at Ostler park.

Kwakiutl Bear Pole, Robert Ostler Park.
The totem pole was carved by the Kwakwala Arts and Crafts organization in Alert Bay in 1966. It was created as part of a project to establish the Route of Totems on Vancouver Island. Nineteen poles were created, all with the Grizzly Bear used as the dominant element.”

“The mythical bird Kolus, akin to the Thunderbird, tops the pole with attached outstretched wings and a XwiXwi, part of Comox history, is on it’s chest. K’How-’ Jes, the Grizzly Bear, holds I-a-Hos-kin (canoe) and sits above Dzunukwa, a wild woman of the woods.” – Comox Airport

Crying Feathers by Elmer Gunderson
Driftwood carving competition transformation on the shore 2004
Campbell River Shoreline Art Society.

“Totem poles are wonderful examples of aboriginal art – the ancient practice of totem carving has been handed down through generations as a way of preserving the history of local native heritage as well as honoring tribal rituals and sacred spirits of people.’ – Vancouver Island 

THE COAST MARINA

Fishermans Wharf, Campbell River.

Driftwood carving competition transformation on the shore.
Campbell River Shoreline Art Society.
Tyee spit

The Lone Wolf  by Oscar Moria 2011.
Driftwood carving competition transformation on the shore.
Campbell River Shoreline Art Society.
Tyee spit

Feeding the family by Jerry Streliof 2008
Campbell River Shoreline Art Society.
Tyee spit

Stuffed animals left on a bench at Tyee spit
There were quite a few memorial benches at the Spit.

Although Erik has stuffed animals, he was very cautious of these.

“A spit or sandspit is a deposition bar or beach landform found off coasts. It develops in places where re-entrance occurs, such as at cove’s headlands, by the process of longshore drift and longshore currents.” –Wikipedia

“The First Nations people had fished for Tyee for unknown ages prior to the coming of Europeans. They used several methods including spears and hand lines, from dugout canoes, as well as traps. They were adept at catching fish as well as being truly conservationist in practice. The first white men who fished here expressed great admiration for their skill.” – Tyee Fishing Club

White-crowned Sparrow at the spit.

Tyee spit

Ominous weather at Tyee spit.

MORE COMING SOON

 

The Lost Lake Trail in the Snowden 

Campbell River 2015

Tyee Spit-Campbell River 2015

Vancouver Island 2008

Totem pole photos
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Elk Falls Provincial Park.-2019


 “I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real.” –Victoria Erickson

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Miracle Beach-2019



“A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” –
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Cathedral Grove-2019


Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels.  But their magic sparkles in nature.”  ~Lynn Holland

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Englishman River Falls-2019


After we left Rathtrevor Beach during our 2019 Vacation, we camped for two nights at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We have camped here before you can see the post here. We also visited the falls in 2008. Continue reading

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Coombs 2019


While we were camping at Rathtrevor Beach, we visited Coombs, British Columbia, Canada, which we have visited before. The weather was great. You can see the posts here:  Coombs Market , Goats on the roof  and No Goats on the roof. 
We bought great sausage and even Boerewors at Hilliers Gourmet Foods 3065 Van Horne Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1X2
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Rathtrevor Beach 2019.


After we left French Beach, we camped for two nights at Rathtrevor Provincial Park, near Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We have camped before, you can see the posts here and here.  Continue reading

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French Beach.


After we left Spring Salmon Place  we dry-camped for two nights at French Beach Provincial Park, on Vancouver Islands’ West Coast. We have camped there before. You can see the posts here and here. Our site number was 23.  We found the campground clean, very quite, with beautiful forest hikes and within minutes walk to the ocean.

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Fisherman’s Wharf.


The same day that we visited Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, we went to Fisherman’s Wharf again, we have been there before, you can see the post by clicking here.

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Victoria.


While we camped at Spring Salmon Place, we went to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for the day. The weather was 23 degrees Celsius with humidity. We have visited Victoria before, you can see the posts here and here.  
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