Water sometimes has a ‘Sulphur’ smell ~~ this is normal throughout Vancouver Island – Land of Volcanic Activity and Earthquakes. If you’re a carbon-based life form, you need water. If you’re a perpetually dehydrated carbon-based life form, like me, then you probably need a lot of water. You may have noticed the delicate whiff coming from the hot water whilst showering. I still recall the smell coming off of my first glass: a trace of iron mixed with the acidic notes of decay
Still over 4 months away, but worth noting on your calendar. We have the lowest daylight tides in Port Renfrew this year so far in 2018, coming up mid-June. SATURDAY June 16th and SUNDAY June 17th have some of the lowest tides in the morning we’ve seen since fall 2017. Plus Friday and Monday too, if you have time in your schedule for those days. Botanical Beach is at its very best during low tide events. You need to get to Port Renfrew early though, for the very lowest tides.
“Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable…a beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.” – Economist John Kenneth Galbraith Juan de Fuca Park and Marine Trail This trail is a living legacy created by the Commonwealth Nature Legacy as an accessible to all tribute to the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games. The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail follows 47 k
SUP, Surf, Kayak – Get on the Water…literally! Unwind and immerse. “There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like messing around in a boat”. – Wind in the Willows With the area’s bounty of marine wildlife, there’s no better way to get up close and personal than by guiding your own kayak or canoe. Gordon River, Fairy Lake and the San Juan River estuary and delta offer calm kayaking year-round, while the wild Pacific turns calm on most summer days and becomes an open ocean playgr
Harvest the sea ~ Harvest the Land ~ Forage the forests So Tasty, So Healthy, So Super Wild This is where Go Fish means business, and Wilderness Foraging can take on a whole new meaning. The best thing about fishing, aside from the year-round abundance of life in these waters, is that there are outings and fishing charters suited to every age, interest — or passion — and ability level. Port Renfrew is situated on the migratory path of major salmon runs while possessing an oce