Monday, May 27, 2013

Vancouver Island

Genoa Bay Marina on Vancouver Island

Deborah and I recently went for a short holiday to Vancouver Island, it was the first time for both of us to visit the Island. We had signed Deborah up for a two-day course at The Raptors to learn more about birds of prey - including flying falcons and hawks! - and stayed on for a couple of days in Victoria. While Deborah was at her course, I was determined to be adventurous on my own and go exploring. On the first day I started by going to the BC Forest Discovery Centre, which details some of the logging history of BC and has some interesting old equipment and trains. Then I drove out to the coast at Genoa Bay and along to the Genoa Bay Marina - that is where I took the picture - and had lunch at the Marina Cafe.

The morning was a lot of transfers in and out of the car and a lot of wheeling around, so I spent the rest of the day relaxing at another marina and reading. I was a bit worn out for the second day, but spent most of it exploring around Lake Cowichan, which is more in the interior. We had a great day after that in Victoria looking around, and will definitely be heading back to see more of the Island. You can see some of our pictures from the trip on my Facebook page here: Vancouver Island 2013. (You don't need a Facebook account to see the pictures)


  1. good to see you are doing well..

    a friend in NJ

  2. Trev.

    Next time you're on the Island shoot me a note.