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First time at a Huge BC Parks Camp


Our kids seem to really enjoy camping. In the last few years we have taken them to Rathtrevor (twice), the Shuswap and the Okanagan.   This year, when looking for a place we wanted somewhere less likely to forest fire smoke.  Miracle beach checked a few additional check boxes - we have family in the valley and drive isn't that far.  Finally, we were able to make reservations and booked our longest trip yet - 8 days in the same campsite!
We didn't book a reservation to Nanaimo because we appreciate the flexibility in case something comes up last minute.  Unfortunatly we just missed an 11am ferry so we were were on a 1pm ferry.  That got us into the campsite late in the afternoon.  Like last year, I made a video of the process of unpacking.  The first thing to do is get the bikes off and the kids ride off exploring while we setup camp.

Eating Dinner At The Campsite
To make life easier, Helen brings a heat and eat meal from home so it's quick to get dinner done. 


Getting Into BedCamp Settles For Night

Breakfast Ready For Ride

 
Claira Making Smore

Claira Read For Bike RideNara Ready For Bike Ride

Walking Out Of Shallow OceanWalking Along BeachCrabs In Small Buckets

 
 
Four Bikers Ready
 
Grilling Salmon And HotdogsHelen With Smore


Pretend Eating CrabsHermit Crab In Shell
 




  Nara Feeding Whisky Jacks

Pouring Puddles Off TarpsThree Tarp Morning
 
Second Tarp Campfire
 
 
 
  Arrabella Going Biking
 
Claira With SmoreArrabella Wth Charcoal MarshmallowArrabella Licking Marshmallow
 
 
 
Cooking Marshmellow Around FireKids Roasting Marshmallows
 
Lexi With Roasted MarshmallowLexi With Smore

Hiking at Mount Washington

Walking On Alpine Boardwalk

Horseback Riding

Last year we went to the Sunshine coast and I found a stable that offered pony rides for kids.  The kids loved it, but not a lot of places have miniature horses or ponies for young kids.  The farm I found in Black Creek only had full sized horses so we got half hour training on how to ride before we went out on an escorted trail ride.  The kids of course loved being on a horse without anyone else helping them.

Three Riders TrainedNara Riding Horse

Claira Leading TrainTrail Riding In ForestVisiting With Horses

Rock Hounding Trip to Hornby Island

Taking Cable Ferry To Denman

Waiting For Ferry To Hornby

Nara Digging Out FossilClaira And Helen Digging FossilsFossil Broken Open

Claira Getting Ready To Crack Rock

Nara With Ice creamHelen With IcecreamClaira With Ice cream
 

 
 
 


Visiting Great Grandfather




Milky Way Over Forest

Taking Cable Ferry To Denman
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
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Tags: ferry, gulf island
Nara Riding Horse
Person: Nara
Tags: horse, riding
Walking Out Of Shallow Ocean
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
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Three Tarp Morning
Tags: camping, tent
Hermit Crab In Shell
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
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Claira Leading Train
Person: Claira
Altitude: 68m (223 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: horse, riding
Lexi With Smore
Person: Lexi May
Tags: s'more
Visiting Great Grandfather
Nara Feeding Whisky Jacks
Species: Perisoreus canadensis (gray jay)
Altitude: 1091m (3579 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Mount Washington
Arrabella Wth Charcoal Marshmallow
Claira And Helen Digging Fossils
Altitude: 1m (3 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, gulf island, rockhounding
Waiting For Ferry To Hornby
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: game, picnic table
Nara With Ice cream
Person: Nara
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: ice cream
Trail Riding In Forest
Altitude: 63m (206 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: horse, riding
Helen With Icecream
Person: Helen
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: ice cream
Four Bikers Ready
Person: Arabella, Claira, Lexi May, Nara
Altitude: 22m (72 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking
Pretend Eating Crabs
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Getting Into Bed
Altitude: 20m (65 feet)
Location: Go To...
Walking On Alpine Boardwalk
Altitude: 1089m (3572 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: alpine, boardwalk, hiking, Mount Washington
Grilling Salmon And Hotdogs
Tags: camping, cooking
Claira Making Smore
Claira Getting Ready To Crack Rock
Person: Claira
Tags: gulf island, rockhounding, tool
Claira With Smore
Nara Digging Out Fossil
Person: Nara
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, gulf island, rockhounding
Breakfast Ready For Ride
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: breakfast, camping
Crabs In Small Buckets
Arrabella Licking Marshmallow
Eating Dinner At The Campsite
Altitude: 167m (547 feet)
Location: Go To...
Lexi With Roasted Marshmallow
Three Riders Trained
Person: Claira, Helen, Nara
Altitude: 69m (226 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: horse, riding
Arrabella Going Biking
Cooking Marshmellow Around Fire
Person: Claira, Helen, Lexi May, Nara
Tags: camping
Helen With Smore
Person: Helen
Tags: s'more
Pouring Puddles Off Tarps
Kids Roasting Marshmallows
Person: Arabella, Claira, Jessica, Lexi May, Nara
Tags: camping
Nara Ready For Bike Ride
Visiting With Horses
Altitude: 72m (236 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: horse
Second Tarp Campfire
Tags: camping, fire
Camp Settles For Night
Walking Along Beach
Milky Way Over Forest
Tags: astrophotography, milky way
Claira Read For Bike Ride
Altitude: 75m (246 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira With Ice cream
Person: Claira
Altitude: 12m (39 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: ice cream
Fossil Broken Open
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: fossil, gulf island, rockhounding
Tags: camping(7), horse(5), gulf island(5), riding(4), rockhounding(4), beach(3)
People: Claira(8), Nara(8), Lexi May(4), Helen(4), Arabella(2), Jessica(1)
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