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Sep 12, 2017 - Quadra Island and a trip up to see the Grizzlies

Today I took the bus north on Vancouver Island to Campbell River and then a short ferry ride to Quadra Island. I am staying at Gowlland Resort as part of my kayaking adventure to Orca Camp. Gowlland Resort is beautiful……see photos. I booked a week with Wildcoast Adventures who are based in Quadra Island. Included are 2 nights at the resort and 3 nights Glamping at their permanent Orca Camp which is a two hour boat ride north and then a last night at the Resort. While I am staying at Gowlland Resort I have a day trip to see the Grizzlies....

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Aug 3, 2017 - Off to Quadra

Day 7, Leah: Today we left Port Hardy, we didn’t have far to travel so we took our time sleeping in a little bit and then had breakfast and packed up the bikes. Colton had asked Keith for a ride on the Harley yesterday so Keith went across the road to see if he was available to go for a quick scoot. Of course the seven year old had time for a scoot! Colton borrowed my helmet and jumped on the back of Keith’s bike. Colton was able to direct Keith around Port Hardy and get them back to the house. As Colton was saying goodbye to us, he was...

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2017 BC Bike Trip

Jun 9, 2016 - Quadra Golf Course

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND According to their website “Quadra Island Golf Club overlooks the Sutil Channel and BC's mainland coastal mountains. The contours of this secluded forest landscape create an indelible nine-hole experience. At 3,219 yards from the blue tees, this professionally designed course provides an enjoyable challenge for beginners and seasoned players alike. KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We were told by our local friends that Quadra Island Golf Course is a work in progress. They members have completed the first 9 holes and we could see the...

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Jun 8, 2016 - Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND The Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge is owned and operated by the We Kai Wai Nation and according to their website: “The Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge offers privacy and seclusion within a 1100 acre forest located on Quadra Island, only a 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Campbell River. The lodge features Pacific Coast Kwagiulth architecture as well as traditional and contemporary native art. Tsa-Kwa-Luten ("Saw-kwa-loo-tan") Lodge is a magical place where legends live in a land of salmon, eagles, killer whales, soaring mountain peaks,...

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Jun 8, 2016 - Rebecca Spit

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD On the advice of both our friends and the Lonely Planet Canada, we spent our first morning on Quadra walking the length of the Rebecca Spit. It’s a short hike on level ground, but the scenery on either side of the spit was stunning. On the right we could look across the Discovery Passage to Cortes Island and beyond to the snow-capped mountains of mainland British Columbia. To the left, we could see the large bay formed by the spit, and our friend’s home nestled along the shore of the bay. The bay was dotted with...

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Jun 7, 2016 - An Evening With Friends

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Our friends were very kind and showed us all around the lower part of Quadra Island. We enjoyed seeing some of the carvings that our friend Vinay had won recognition for and were now installed in public places. The biggest surprise was the visit to the First Nations community on the edge of the Discovery Passage – the route taken by the cruise ships that ply the waters back and forth from Vancouver/Victoria/Seattle all the way to Alaska. The setting couldn’t have been more stunning. We enjoyed seeing the totems...

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Jun 7, 2016 - Taku Resort

center>@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Relatives of long-standing friends of ours in Edmonton retired and moved to Quadra several years earlier. We have met them a few times over the years, so we arranged to meet them at their home just a short walk from the Taku Resort. The resort was lovely; most of the accommodations were large A-frame cottages however, we were shown to a one-bedroom suite above the maintenance shed. It was cozy and comfortable. It seems the cottages are allocated to larger families. We must consider coming back one day with...

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Jun 7, 2016 - Ferry To Quadra Island

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Quadra island was named in 1903 after the Spanish navigator Juan Francisco De La Bodega Y Quadra. He explored and settled in the Vancouver Island area in the late 18th century. The island is 35 kilometers from north to south, only 2 km at its narrowest point and 15 km at its widest. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia regarding the First Nations peoples on Quadra: “The Cape Mudge Reserve on the southern tip of the island is home to the We-wai-kai, one of the main bands comprising the Southern Kwakiutl. The Nuyumabalees...

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May 30, 2016 - Quadra Island

Happy Memorial Day to all our readers. We appreciate everyone who served our country to keep America safe. We salute you all! We spent Memorial Day touring Quadra Island. We took the ferry from Campbell River today over to Quadra Island. Quadra Island is the central community of the Discovery Islands, a group of small islands located along the Inside Passage seaway between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, Canada. Quadra is home to a lively, close-knit community from all walks of life and all parts of the world. The area is...

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Mar 11, 2015 - Day 214 - Quadra Island

Arrived back at Westbay about 6 PM after a 3 1/2 day jaunt up the east coast of the island. The main purpose of the trip was a pre-arranged visit with high school classmate Don Ramer and his partner, Cecelia, who live on Quadra Island, a short 10 minute ferry ride from the town of Campbell River (about 2/3 of the way up the coast). (Note: For anyone who doesn't know, Don and I dated for over 2 years in high school, but hadn't seen each other in over 40 years, until we chatted at South Collegiate's 85th Anniversary Reunion in May 2013.) At...

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Mar 9, 2015 - Day 212 - Comox to Quadra Island

Continued the drive north to Campbell River, where we caught the 12:30 ferry to Quadra Island and the Ramer residence. (See March 11 blog). After Ted and Cornelia arrived, we had lunch and then the six of us walked around a nearby golf course with Drummer, Ted & Cornelia's dog. Following the walk, a sauna and some homemade beer and wine, we had a lovely salmon dinner.

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Dec 7, 2009 - Quadra - Part Two - Island Life

Firstly, due to some pointed comments about my photography in the last entry - and probably raising from this entry, its not me that leans to the left when taking photos. Its Canadia which naturally slopes left at this time of season and my photos are just fine. Secondly, I haven't seen a bear. I was just trying to suggest I had to get high journal visits one day - it didn`t work and apathy won again. So, I'm leaving Quadra on Wednesday and heading across to Nanaimo where I should spend another week shirking work with the Main Islanders....

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