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May 7, 2007

From the Forest to the Lake

Filed under: Travel,Travel in Canada — Heligypsy @ 10:50 am

Saturday morning, 5:30 a.m. buzzed from our sleep by the alarm, our chores for the next hour were simple – pack the trailer and leave our paradise the Living Forest. Keith readies the outside, I do the inside, and between the two of us, we are ready to hit the road in a little over an hour. I think my mom got a kick out of watching me bring the dining room in, then the kitchen, the bedroom next and last but not least, the “office”. Our goal was to be on the road by 7 a.m., and at 6:54 a.m. we entered onto Hwy 19 heading for Port Alberni.


The drive to our next destination was not a long one, just over an hour and was fairly uneventful. My favorite moment was spotting the cutest little black bear creeping out of the woods towards the road. Probably a young bear, only 2 or 3 years old with a shiny and full coat, Keith tooted the horn and sent him back from where he came. This makes my second black bear sighting in my life – (the first was a Momma bear and her two cubs we spotted in a ravine somewhere outside of Boise on our way flying back from Houston) I only slightly hope I see more while we are here.


We arrived at the Ark Resort (an RV Park, Fish Camp, Marina and Floating B&B all in one) a little after 8 a.m. By 9:30 a.m. Keith had the outside of the trailer hooked up, I had the slides pushed out and we were set back up for living, only this time our view overlooks Great Central Lake, a 28 mile lake with a picturesque marina and the most charming floating houses along the edge. On the opposite side of the lake are the Della Falls, the “Highest Falls in North America”. I will look into the claim, but it doesn’t much matter; I’m entranced with the sounds of gushing water and can’t get enough of the scenery. Even though the move was not such a major one, we were all 3 very tired from the day. I lay my weary head down around 9 pm, it was still light out and though all I wanted to do was sleep, I found it strangely difficult to close my eyes – silly really, but I kept wanting just one last peek. It really is lovely here 🙂




  1. Port Alberni, Paula you should take your Mum for a drive up to Tofino. You’ll love the beach!

    Comment by Sherryl — May 7, 2007 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

  2. Your new neighborhood sounds lovely! Great pic, too 🙂

    Comment by JennH — May 7, 2007 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  3. Paula – I truely wish you would adopt me so I could tag along on your journeys!

    Comment by Brynae — May 8, 2007 @ 5:45 pm | Reply

  4. And once again I will say…..do you REALLY know how lucky you guys are? Zoe looks great by the way as do you Paula! Wish I could see you in person! Glad your having fun!

    Comment by Bonnie ;-) — May 18, 2007 @ 11:31 pm | Reply

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