I lived on the island in Victoria for many years, but never found a chance to get up island that far so when my super lovely friend Jo invited some friends to join her in staying at a friends place up there I jumped at the chance.
What I think made this trip extra lovely for me was that I had no expectations as I had never been there. I was just looking forward to getting to check out this new place so everything became a bonus.
Gigantic Ice Cream at the most incredible store that had a grass roof and goats wandering on it? Bonus!
A stop in the gorgeous Cathedral Grove and a solo stroll in these incredible big redwoods that had me emerging from the woods with a smile so big that it hurt my cheeks? Double Bonus!
We also did more exploring of the area than I expected.
We hiked around the Lighthouse Loop in Ucleulet,
Then another day they rented surfboards (I’d love to take a surf lesson some day but this wasn’t the right time for it) and I wandered Chesterman Beach (my favourite beach we explored) picking up shells and even having the time to shoot a few selfies.
It was indeed an adventure that hit the spot and I’m sure this won’t be the last time I explore that part of the country.
How was your weekend?