Updated: Oct 22, 2021
We can't ever seem to do things the "normal" way. Most people head to the north island for camping in the summer time, because even in the summer time it's really wet up there, but at least in the summer you don't run as much of a risk of meeting a big wind storm, or freezing to death.
Then there's Logan and I. We though to ourselves, "it's fall and it's cold and probably going to pour rain for a week. Let's head north!"
We drove from Campbell River to Cape Scott Park- one of the most northern parts of Vancouver Island- in mid- October. Despite how I'm making it sound, it was perfect. It did rain, but we also saw incredible autumn sun, beautiful crashing waves and explored an amazing beach I had wanted to visit for years- San Josef Bay in Cape Scott Park.
There are signs right from the beginning of the park that warn hikers and visitors of wolf activity. In fact, dogs are only allowed onto the main beach of San Josef Bay and nowhere else in the park because of wolf activity. We, however, didn't run into any wolves, but we saw many of their tracks and they were a lot larger than Max's paws.
Through our multi- day adventure we camped at a hidden beach, found a secret cabin, camped next to a lake neither of us had ever seen before, and of course witnessed the epic San Josef Bay in a gale (no pics but it's in the video)! It couldn't have been a more epic west coast trip.
Below are a few pics from the adventure, but we spent more time filming than capturing stills and you can see those videos below these images.
Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to get out in the autumn on Vancouver Island!