What’s better than one geezer exploring the treasures of British Columbia’s spectacular coast line? Two geezers.
Refusing to glide gracefully into old age, my “old” (in both senses of the word) friend Bill and I are reliving the glories of our youth by recreating (approximately) a road trip from 28 years ago, sans “babes” and backpacking.
After two days in Port Angeles on the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula, featuring a soggy hike on the Dungeness Spit, we headed to Quadra Island, a short ferry ride from Campbell River off the east coast of Vancouver Island. For five days we ate, drank, hiked and “tummeled” (Yiddish for making lots of joyful noise) with Ellis and Candy, old (not as old as us, though) friends of Bill’s from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania who have found refuge in the friendlier climes of Canada (for 6 months/year).
We had a couple of eating adventures, one that involved a boat ride to the restaurant, and another, all you can eat Dungeness crab (photos by Candy Young-Valentine).We are now in Vancouver staying with my friends, Hamish and Sheila, who I met on a kayaking trip in BC about 12-13 years ago. The following photos are from the ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver island to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.
Today its off to Vancouver for some urban adventures, featuring, of course, lots of eating. Stay tuned….