Day Two: Bear Beach Without The Bear

Kilometers 2 thru 9 With the sun shining weakly I laid out my tent on the rocky beach to dry, content to drink my tea and chat with the other hikers about this moment we were sharing. Most of them were weekend hikers from Victoria, going no further, with only one couple – Erin and…

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Day One: Vancouver to Mystic Beach

Kilometers 0 to 2 Waking early to catch the 8:00 am ferry to Swartz Bay from Tsawwassen, I arrive excited, overladen, and anxious to hide my nervousness as I met the old friend who had agreed to drive me to the trail. After spending the morning meandering around Victoria we cruised along the long winding…

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