Wednesday 12 July 2017

20 days in North America: Vancouver Island pt 2

You'll be pleased to know that I am going to amalgamate a couple of days on this blog post, otherwise there will be 20 posts - one for each day - and I'm not sure any of us want that.  Thanks for sticking with me through this trip.  You might notice a recurring theme today.

Yes more monochrome.  When I'm on holiday I always want my photos to have blue skies and look as though I am away from home.  Rather than have the grey skies I associate with the UK!   However it was not to be as it rained most of the day.

We drove north along the coast to Campbell River and then inland to the Elk Falls.

Elk Falls are part of the hydroelectric system which was built 70 years ago.  The water is transported through these wooden pipelines which are currently being replaced.

Roger walking across the bridge to get a better look.

Back up the staircase to the car.

We drove back to Qualicum Beach where we had booked two nights in a wonderful B&B and had dinner at a quirky restaurant called Leftys.

And then the weather cleared up and there was a beautiful sunset.


The next day we planned to go to the west coast to Tofino.  On the way we stopped at Cathedral Grove, a forest with enormously tall trees.

We walked through the woods and down to a lake.

Back on the road and over half way to Tofino we discovered that the road was closed so we stopped at  Port Alberni. In the end we had a rather more interesting day visiting waterfalls and a sawmill rather than driving a very long way to look at the Pacific Ocean!

Stamp Falls

The sawmill

Everything was a bit rusty!

On the way back the clouds lifted and we discovered there was snow on the mountain tops.

Englishman River Falls

 So now only one day left on Victoria Island.  My next post will be about the city of Victoria.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That truck with a toupee is simply the BEST! Your photo at the beginning of the sky and mountains and lake fills me with awe for what God has made. Infinity in the landscape - gorgeous!

  2. Brilliant photos Bernice, quite an assortment. I loved the ones of the pipes and bridge, and also the rush. The truck with the green hair was amazing!!


I would love you to leave me an encouraging comment. Don't forget to put your name. I love to know who is commenting. Thank you.