Western Canada Whirlwind

After a long run of trips and activities on the island it was time for a quick road trip back to the Prairies as Jaiden wanted to visit friends and figured what the heck , let’s go.

See You in a Week VanIsle

We got up nice and early and caught the ferry to Vancouver and did a marathon trip driving non-stop to Estevan with a short 4 hr sleep at the Saskatchewan border. A highlight of the trip was a cool refreshing rain shower in Banff after the lack of rain and heat the island has been experiencing . 

A Mountain Refresher

We spent our time catching up with family and friends as well the usual checking on our stores. The high point of the trip for Jaiden and I had to be heading out to the local Motocross race and seeing our “Moto Family” where we were greeted back warmly after being absent for almost two years. 

Jaiden as Crew Cheif for Trista


I of course couldn’t resist abs begged , borrowed and stole everything needed to race. I had a blast and even secured a 5th place trophy after almost 2 yrs not riding….. I guess this old dog still has it.

Motocross is in my blood

We really enjoyed our week on the Prairies but Vancouver Island has gotten into our hearts and it was time to head home . On the way home we once again were treated to a typically strong thunderstorm Alberta style . 

Prairie Power

Once past Calgary it was the home stretch of the Rockies where I spend the whole time drooling over peaks, gullies and ridges dreaming of climbing them all.

The Mighty Canadian Rockies

 Eventually through into BC and finally the ocean, a welcome sight.

Serene Horseshoe Bay

We loaded onto the Ferry bound for Departure Bay with the beautiful sailing across the Georgia Strait, the west coast is a special place , it is indeed Beautiful BC. Upon arrival a short 35 minute drive and we were home in Chemainus.

The crazy ocean bound Trio

A day to settle back in and then it’s off to climb a mountain again. Until my next post , get out and do something #BeyondTheUsual

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