Virginia and Thomas (Relief hosts) were having company come so they traded us a couple of days so they would have time off to visit their family.
This meant we had 4 whole days!
We get a lot of campers from Parksville and they have told me how great it is there so that's where we went. TO THE BEACH!
I tried to book a hotel with a deep dish bathtub but the rate was $550/nt ( deep dish is only in the suites), so a stupid regular bathtub was in my future - Damn it.
Anyway, we got a great hotel, Bayside Resort. It has a regular hotel bathtub (better than no bathtub) but with our military discount it was only $138/nt... much better. And - right on the beach.
Yup, this is the life
Robbie liked the view
Lots of people enjoying the seaside at low tide
Same view at high tide
A flock of seagulls doing yoga on the beach
With Tim's (coffee) in hand we wandered around the beach
Great playground for the kids and even a free workout area for everyone just out of frame.
This woman has been dragged through a bush, me thinks...
Our hotel from the water side
Decided to check out Qualicum Beach but wasn't much there so we kept driving... through Comox Valley all the way to Campbell River before deciding we best turn back. Thinking we were only 50Km from our hotel we were shocked to have Google Maps tell us we were 1 hr 20 min from the hotel.... Whaa..?
We stayed in Parksville for 2 nights on the waterfront and it was great to be back on the ocean again.