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Oyster Bay 12 June 2023
heading for home
Finished posting this morning, had breakfast at Kwa'lilas, packed the car, and headed down Highway 19 toward Campbell River.
I never thought I'd say this, but trees are boring. Highway 19 is a long corridor of well designed roadway running between two walls of 100-foot+ trees that obscure the surrounding countryside for almost the whole way. Running south today, we think we may have seen flashes of Nimpkish Lake, on the map a 25 kilometer long lake right beside the highway. Going north, from the other side of the road, nothing. I amused myself by speculating what the reason(s) might be: Nimpky the hostile indwelling lake serpent (Nessy's nasty cousin) eats tourists; the Canadian Navy performs secret flying saucer trials on the lake; the timber industry has raped the surroundings so violently that they don't want us to see . . .
Lunch at Riptide – sorry, no pictures, but two delicious (and much craved) salads and, once again, a spunky server.
On south to Oyster Bay, 17k south of Campbell River, where we're staying in the Ocean Resort, a 1950s style accommodation with a huge front lawn, a labyrinth, and a view across Georgia Strait to the snow-capped mountains of mainland British Columbia.
That's likely all you'll get from us today, unless dinner down the street does something spectacular. The main event is over and we're just makin' our way home.
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