Sunday 28 July 2013

Vancouver Island: Englishman River Falls, Qualicum Cheeseworks, Parksville Beach Sand Sculpting, Rathtrevor beach

Vancouver Island cont...

The surprisingly awesome falls at Englishman river falls provincial park

Methinks it is often a lot more humid here than when we visited

Stunningly clear water

A bridge asking to be jumped off.  This pool would make a great swimming spot on a summer afternoon with an air-mattress or two.

Qualicum beach, not the most amazing ever, but E had a good time here.

The Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.  E had an awesome time here.  Rabbits, cows, pigs.  Great for kids - they have a scavenger hunt.  Not bad for adults either: we bought some nice cheese and some fruit wine.

Awesome sand sculptures at the parksville sand sculpting competition.  Cheesy promo video here.

Parksville beach water park

Rathtrevor beach.  Definitely one of the weirdest beaches we've ever been to.  At low tide the water is about 1km out!  We walked about 100m out and let E play in one of the pools.

Ate at the Black Goose Inn, IMHO one of the best pubs in the world.  They have an amazing patio with picnic tables set out on the grass looking over the water.  On a summer afternoon it was just about perfect.  Good food and a ton of beers on top.

With some time to kill in Vancouver before our flight home we hit up Granville island.  Parking and traffic was horrible, but the markets and art galleries are pretty nice (super crowded on the weekend).

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