Powell River

July 10th: We ferried across to Powell River and set up camp in the Willingdon Beach campground, right in Powell River. There is a cool beachside trail that commemorates all the forestry work done in the area. It was super neat.

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The trees were pretty neat too.

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Sunset from the campground.

July 11th: We drove up a FSR to hike up the Tin Hat portion of the Sunshine Coast Trail. The views were amazing. We were happy.

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On our way down the mountain, we pulled into the Lewis Lake Rec Site. The lake was a treat to jump into. I lacked all grace while crawling out – a skill I can work on this summer!

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July 12th: We met up with Brent and Jacqueline and their visiting family. The day started out with a visit to the beach at low tide. There were so many sand dollars! I had never seen a live one before! Later, we went to Rainy Day Lake and splashed around – there was lots of jumping in and being pushed in.

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July 13th: Brent and Jacqueline took us out into Desolation Sound. It was a bumpy ride all the way to Cassel Lake. I may have laughed somewhat hysterically, unsure of what is normal for boats. It was fun nonetheless!

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On our way back, we stopped in Refuge Cove for Nachos on the deck. (They were pretty decent – mostly due to the location).

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Simple technology can be tough.
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On the way home.
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Charlie yearns for the lake (or maybe just land).

July 14th: The 23rd annual Powell River Logger Sports! It was super cool to see. What made it just that much cooler was our rides into town. There was a car show as well which means free parking for those that enter….so Les rode with Brent in his grandpa’s old GMC truck and I rode with Jacqueline in his dad’s old Mustang. (I don’t know cars so who knows how old…50s? 60s?) Somehow we neglected to take any pictures. Oopsies.

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60 ft. pole climb
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Chokerman’s race
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Spring board – 2 board

After sweating in the sun like a bunch of loggers (ha!), we headed out to a sweet swimming hole in a nearby creek.

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Powell River is so much fun! Or more accurately, Brent and Jacqueline are so much fun!

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