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Belcarra Picnic Area

May 8, 2012

After a long hike, the boys found new energy once spotting the playground.  The park was full of people picnicking, flying kites, badminton, basketball and walking.

Then off to the pier for a little more exploring.  Last time we were here the pier was surrounded by jellyfish, no so lucky this time.

The pier was busy, full of people crabbing.  The boys got to see a few crabs, another little eel and many boats as they passed by.

Then back to the car for the trip home.

Jughead Island Hike

May 7, 2012

Belcarra is an amazing local park, and today with some friends it once again made for a great day.

The trail to Jughead Island is 5.5 km, with many hills.  Big trees, beautiful west coast rain forest and the rare glimpse of the surrounding water.  With the boys having a friend along, they were often running up ahead, back, jumping and anything else that could make he trip a little harder.  With that, they all made it to the beach at the end, and Jughead Island.

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Mud Bay Park, Boys and Bikes

May 5, 2012

After work I didn’t feel like sitting around the house, so we  quickly got dinner out of the way, packed the boys bikes up and headed to Mud Bay Park.

This is a great place for the boys to ride there bikes, the trail is level, wide and few others.  On this trip we saw a few Rabbits and Birds.  Although I would usually put walking that close to the free way as a negative, on this trip I saw a Burro (Fibreglass Trailer similar to the Boler, I was too slow with the camera to get a picture), a trailer I have only before seen on the internet.

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Barnston Island Ride

April 30, 2012

With the clouds collecting on the local mountains, it was time to head out somewhere it would be less likely to rain.  The boys had never been to Barnston island, and with it’s quiet ring road it is a perfect place for a ride.

The train, machines and dump trucks in the area were a hit with the boys (although waiting for the train to cross took a while), and that was all before the parking lot.  I also noticed trails I had never seen before.  Later checking the sign it turns out there is a GVRD park at the point with trails, we will have to check out one of these days.

As we pulled in to the parking lot, the ferry arrived, however as we were unloading the bikes, it left, causing a little stress for the boys.  It is a very short ferry trip, and by the time I had the bikes ready and car closed up it had returned and was ready for us to walk on.

Manning Park in the Spring?

April 17, 2012

View from the Trailer at Manning Park

A recent trip to manning park was amazing.  Beautiful mountains, big snowflakes and some time spent snowboarding.  More on the trip and picture  click here.


My Blog has Moved

April 10, 2012

I have moved my blog to, the site is running and with a little more work should be finished in a couple days.  Please stop by and check it out.

Kids and Kites

April 4, 2012

Boys flying a kite

It seemed to stormy to go adventuring, however at mid day the sun came out and the wind calmed down, making it a perfect time to get out and fly a kite.

Helping his brother launch the kite

Being a two string kite it was a challenge for the boys, with a little help my oldest got the hang of it.

Cascade Falls

April 3, 2012

Cascade Falls sign

Cascade falls is a nice waterfall easily accessable, but near forestry roads if you want to explore. Read more…

Liebster Award

April 2, 2012

I would like to thank for recognizing my blog with the Liebster Award.

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2011 Bear Creek Camping

April 1, 2012

Playing in Okanogan Lake

After spending the night a Kentucky-Allenye Provincial Park, it was time to pack up and head for our reservation at Bear Creek Provincial Park.  I was only at this campsite once before when I was really young, we arrived by speed boat and I don’t remember venturing past the campsite that had come to visit, so I didn’t know what to expect.

Boys riding in front of the campsite

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