Disconnecting at French Beach

We recently spent a nice weekend camping at French Beach Provincial Park, a little out-of-the-way campground on a lonely stretch of beach between Victoria and Port Renfrew, on Vancouver Island. The beach itself is a typical West Coast mix of cobblestone and sand, and the water is FREEZING! That doesn’t seem to stop my ever-adventurous […]

Do Your Kids Emotions Matter? Big Time!

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I discount things my kids say. It’s true! I know, hard to imagine, me, not really paying attention to my kids and their sometimes over the top ranting, complaining, explaining, detailing…but I do. As I mentioned in an earlier post, our children have a way of making everything […]

Hiking the Cable Bay Trail

Living on Vancouver Island affords us lots of outdoor activity possibilities. Spring on the coast is a great time to explore, especially if you’re just emerging from a long winter’s nap. We can step out our door and in about 5 minutes be on a trail that can take us clear across the Island. On […]