Ripple Rock

Day eight of my short Vancouver Island vacation.  North of Campbell River in the Seymour Narrows there used to be an underwater mountain with two peaks.  This was called Ripple Rock.  Due to the hazards this caused to navigation and the many boats that were sunk in the area, the Government of Canada fixed the problem.  In 1958 in what was at the time the largest non-nuclear peacetime explosion ever recorded the tops of the underwater mountain were exploded.  It was the first ever live coast-to-coast broadcast on CBC.  

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Comox Marina

Day seven of my short Vancouver Island vacation.  After the previous days strenuous hike a day of wandering around a marina drinking coffee was called for.  Plenty of things to see including some very fancy boats, eagles, seals and some very odd jellyfish.

Mount Becher and Boston Ridge Traverse

Day six of my short Vancouver Island vacation.  One of the major hikes I had planned for this trip was to hike to the top of Mount Becher and then take the Boston Ridge Traverse back to the bottom.  Quite a bit of planning had been put into this hike, and I even created a custom map of the route to make sure we stayed on the correct trail.  I was expecting it to be tough and it did not disappoint.

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Kye Bay Beach Walking

Day five of my short Vancouver Island vacation.  Kye Bay is always a wonderful place to walk and explore.  You never know just what you might find along the beach.  Always nice to see a heron wading through the surf finding things to eat.

Seal Bay Nature Reserve and Miracle Beach Provincial Park

Day four of my short Vancouver Island vacation.  Headed north from Comox to Seal Bay Nature Reserve for a pretty hike through a regenerated second growth forest.  Eventually made it down to a rocky beach area to poke around.  After getting back to the car, headed further north to Campbell River for some lunch and a stroll along Miracle Beach.

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