Heather and I moved to Vancouver Island in the summer of 2005 when Heather was pregnant with our first child Zachary. I had lived in other parts of British Columbia since 1983, but it never felt like home. But coming to the Island was home. It has always felt like home, even when we were just visiting. Making the decision to live here was so easy, it felt like I had won a prize!
Eleven years on, I still feel like I’m one of the lucky ones. I know there are some wonderful places in this great country of ours, and incredible, amazing people and communities all across the land. But Vancouver Island is my little piece of paradise, and exploring it is one of my passions. I often say that, come summer, the world flocks to our backyard for their summer vacation. We get to live in someone else’s holiday destination! Heather likes to say she’d rather spend the summer here than go somewhere else, because we have near-perfect weather and so much to see and do. If you are a lover of the outdoors and endless outdoor activities, Vancouver Island has it. (We just keep telling the world that it rains here all the time.)
In my last post, I took you on a beautiful hike with the family to Dodd Narrows via the lovely Cable Bay Trail. This week, I’m bringing you the video. And going forward, I’m going to try to post a new video every week or so, along with my written rants. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be an entire Funk & Wagnalls!
If you enjoy this video, please feel free to share it with your inner circle. And I’d love to hear your thoughts below. Let me know what your favourite walks are, and where. Thanks for watching!