We started with a breakfast of Bannock, another camping tradition. There was a geocaching course in the campground so we took the time to do that. There were a series of four GPS coordinates where you had to find the previous to get the next coordinates. Each location also corresponded to a habitat of a local animal and each had information and questions to answer. The last one also had coins that were limited in supply.
Next we went to another part of the National Park call Roesland. It used to be little resort dating back to 1920s. It operated until 1990, soon after a local group with the provincial government took it over. Later it was consolidated with lots of other place into a National Park.
It has an islet that is only accessible when it is low tide. We walked out to the end. We spotted a bald eagle and the tree she has her nest in. I think we also spotted 2 juveniles but I couldn’t get a close enough look.
We also saw some cool conglomerate rock on the coast. Looking it up online it is something called Puddingstone. Basically it is about 84 million years old mixture of fine sediment and larger pebbles and then compressed.
We spent half an hour sitting on some comfy chairs over looking the bay with a cool breeze blowing. From there we went to the local bakery for some lunch. Everyone one had the Banger Roll (giant sausage roll) except Philip who had a Samosa.
In the afternoon we played the last nine hole at the disc golf course. We came across a really cool tree. At first I thought it was a nurse log with three trees growing out. That though only lasted a second as the ‘log’ was clearly not rotten and would be barely visible for the age of the trees. It is a tree that got knocked over, probably in a wind storm and survived. The three ‘trees’ are actually branches.
The last hole is the same as the one I played years ago. It is 66 meters (216 feet) up a very steep hill. You have to work your way up while going forward and hoping not to slice it back off the hill. It is steep enough to require putting your hands down and scrambling up some parts.
We went back to the campsite for dinner and relaxing. The kids got playing with the kids in the next site over and had a great time.
Ian – Geocaching
Margaret – Everything
Mom – Geocaching
I think they are getting tired of answering this question every evening.
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