Sooke Potholes



Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
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We dry camped at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park for about three days, during our Vacation. We had glorious hot and sunny weather. We found the campsite clean and very quite, especially at night.

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Sooke Potholes Provincial Park provides access to the series of deep, polished rock pools and potholes carved naturally into the bedrock of the Sooke River. This area is a favourite day-use destination for many local and regional residents.

“Glacial action during the last ice age 15,000 years ago is responsible for the formations, as the moving, melting ice packs stripped the surface area and carved a path deep into the natural bedrock. Huge boulders carried along by the rushing river became lodged, were swirled against the canyon walls and consequently carved out the potholes that can be seen today.

The water in this very popular park is beautifully clean and clear, providing a wonderful swimming and picnicking destination in the summer. The Sooke River is also an important coho and Chinook salmon spawning river, and opportunities exist for catch and release fishing. Sooke Potholes Provincial Park provides an ideal location to view the annual salmon spawning run.” – Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

The clear pools were great to cool off on a hot day.

The dogs loved the cold water and swam around just for the fun of it.

Who needs a Tube?
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Nikon D70 ©

Boerewors Braai and pap.
South-African Barbecue.

“Boerewors is a sausage, popular in South African cuisine. The name comes from the Afrikaans words boer (“farmer”) and wors (“sausage”), and is pronounced [ˈbuːrəvors] in Afrikaans, with a trilled /r/. ” Wikipedia

The word braai (plural braaie) is Afrikaans for “barbecue” or “roast” and is a social custom in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It originated with the Afrikaner people,[1] but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds. The word vleis is Afrikaans for “meat”.” Wikipedia

Boerewors, “Braai-sous” (sauce), eggs and pap.
South-African Barbecue

“Pap (pronounced /ˈpɑːp/), a traditional porridge made from mielie-meal (ground maize or other grain), is a staple food of the Bantu inhabitants of South Africa (the Afrikaans word pap is taken from Dutch and simply means “porridge” or “gruel”). Many traditional South African dishes include pap, such as smooth maize meal porridge (also called slap pap), pap with a very thick consistency that can be held in the hand(stywe pap) and a more dry crumbly phutu pap.” Wikipedia

View from our Camper Trailer ( Caravan) at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

Our Camper Trailer ( Caravan) at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
B.C was very dry and there were fire-bans almost everywhere.
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  1. Gorgeous post and pics, Tok! Love those ones of the dogs swimming..looks like they had a blast!

    Good for you keeping up your SA cooking skills…our favourite grocery in Canada was Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix. We made HEAPS of pancakes and bacon nearly every morning on our skiing trip…with your (infinitely less expensive) maple syrup, of course!!


    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked it 😉

      They definitely have a sense of humor.

      Hubby makes he’s own Boerewors,although the Boerie in the photos were bought from “Out Of Africa Trading”.

      He also makes great Putu, Biltong, sauce, etc.

      You would love the Pancake breakfasts at Stampede.

      Apparently Maple syrup has great health benefits.


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