|Readying to board our BC Ferries ship from Tsawwassen to Duke Point on Vancouver Island.|
|A similar older class ferry to the one we were on.|
Our destination: Quadra Island - a short ferry ride across from Cambpell River on Vancouver Island's central coast.
|The route to Vancouver Island was dotted with seiners busy fishing for salmon.|
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|A little break at Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island.|
|The ferry to Quadra Island - Boarding at Campbell River|
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We were surprised to find a one sailing wait at the Campbell River ferries dock that would take us to Quadra Island. The area was busy with tourists. A good sign!
|Jeanette and Trena enjoying some cool drinks at the lodge before dinner.|
Our five star dinner was enjoyed looking out towards Cambpell River to the west and across the straight. Two cruise ships were to sail by, heading for Alaska. We saw one Disney ship and later, Lucky and Trena saw the Norwegian cruise ship sail by. We felt we could almost reach out and touch them.
|A view of Campbell River, Vancouver Island from our room at the Tsa Kwa Luten Lodge on Quadra Island|
|Soon to roll out from the Tsa Kwa Luten Lodge|
|A passerby took our photo at Rebecca's Spit with the protected marine park behind.|
|The marina at the BC Ferries dock on Quadra Island|
|Loading the ferries boat.|
|Recently paved Highway 18 - north of Chemainus and Lake Cowichan towards the western town of Port Renfrew.|
We initially planned to drop into Port Renfrew but the winding road made for slow going. After a short rest near the largest Spruce tree found on Vancouver Island, we persevered through winding roads and into the coastal town of Sooke.
|One of many narrow one lane bridges we crossed on our route to Sooke.|
|At Port Renfrew.|
|West coast beauty.|
|At Hector and Diane's RV spot in Sooke.|
|Hector, Jeanette, Chico (receiving a special treat we brought along) and Diane.|
|The view from our town-home deck.|
|Everyone is busy with chatter but that stopped briefly when Hector walked back in with a plate full of freshly shucked oysters that had just been prepared on the barbecue. Yummy!|
|The resort and marina in Sooke Harbour.|
|A unique and masterful creative approach to west coast style fencing. This was at our town-home resort in Sooke.|
|Awesome meal shared with an awesome group of friends.|
|Mom's Cafe' - a 50's style diner in Sooke|
|L-R Lucky, Hector, Me, Jeanette, Diane and Trena.|
|Leaving the Sooke Resort and Marina.|
|Seen in Active Pass on our return to Tsawwassen|
|A brief stop at our home before Lucky and Trena continue 30 minutes further east to their home in the Fraser Valley.|
The 90 minute BC Ferries ride from Vancouver Island back to the mainland was seamless. One hour from the Tsawwassen ferry dock, we rolled into our driveway in south Langley. Following a brief visit, Lucky and Trena continue their ride towards their home; 30 minutes further east from ours.
It was a fantastic motorcycle journey shared with equally wonderful friends. We now look forward to meeting up again in the US southwest come this snow-birding winter.
Thanks for dropping by.