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Vancouver Island

Comox, Nanaimo, Yellow Point

rain 7 °C

My mom, brothers and I are out on Vancouver Island to visit family. We fly into Comox which is an amazingly beautiful place. Unfortunately, we couldn't really see much with the rain and fog.

Our first stop was Seal Bay Regional Nature Park.


We hiked through the mossy forest.


We wanted to get down to the ocean so we took the beach trail.


It was raining, of course, but lots of rain means lots of green.


The trail curved back and forth as we decended to the beach.



The beach was cold but beautiful.



My brother and I decided to wade out in to the water to stand on a rock for a photo op.



We fell in the water because it was slippery. So that was also very cold.


Then we hiked back up the hill. At the top we took another trail and found a swap box!


We didn't take anything, but we left a huge leaf.


After the hike, we drove south. We stopped for food and groceries in Nanaimo then headed to our condo. We are staying at Inn of the Seas at Yellow Point. We've stayed here before and the unit we're staying in is ocean front.


There is even a hot tub right on the ocean! While we were in it we were being watched by a bald eagle.


I love Vancouver Island, the beauty, the greenery, and being able to walk to the hot tub in bare feet, but I don't know if I could stand living here with the constant rain.

Posted by Kristy_pj 21:22 Archived in Canada Tagged island vancouver nanaimo comox

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You can get used to the rain. And just for the record it doesn't always rain. We just had 4 days of beautiful sun!!!!

by Susie

True. I looked it up and it's about 174 days of the year have precipitation in Nanaimo, which doesn't include overcast days. Edmonton, where I live, has about 77 days of precipitation per year and is one of the sunniest placest in Canada, so it just seems as if it's constant. Every time we've been here in the winter it seems to rain the whole trip. But the summers have been beautiful! It's all what you're used to, I suppose.

Regardless, I've heard it said: there is no such thing as bad weather, just improper gear!

by Kristy_pj

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