Vancouver Island Camping

Semi-crazy roadtrip to Pachena Campground on west side of Vancouver Island which required driving 70 KM of logging roads to get there.
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img_4582 Read to take the sunset ferry from Tsawwassen.
Read to take the sunset ferry from Tsawwassen.
img_4588 Silly games on the sunny first day at the beach at Pachena Bay. The campground is just off the beach to the left in the trees.
Silly games on the sunny first day at the beach at Pachena Bay. The campground is just off the beach to the left in the trees.
img_4590 It's getting harder and harder for Martin to catch the kids. In another year Gavin will be out of reach and Zoe will follow in short order.
It's getting harder and harder for Martin to catch the kids. In another year Gavin will be out of reach and Zoe will follow in short order.
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img_4594 The Pacific Ocean is straight ahead. Luckily the water in the shallow area of the bay was comfortably warm.
The Pacific Ocean is straight ahead. Luckily the water in the shallow area of the bay was comfortably warm.
img_4596 Supplies tent to the left and sleeping tent to the right along with a tarp to keep all the sand from getting into both tents. Every night the ocean would bring...
Supplies tent to the left and sleeping tent to the right along with a tarp to keep all the sand from getting into both tents. Every night the ocean would bring…
img_4599 Zoe's morning beach stroll.
Zoe's morning beach stroll.
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img_4602 The south side of the bay where the start of the long West Coast Trail is tucked into the trees. Plenty of bears in these woods.
The south side of the bay where the start of the long West Coast Trail is tucked into the trees. Plenty of bears in these woods.
img_4605 Kathryn's stand-up paddleboard made for kid fun and a great way to explore Pachena Bay.
Kathryn's stand-up paddleboard made for kid fun and a great way to explore Pachena Bay.
img_4606 Timber!
Timber!
img_4610 Zoe and Gavin relaxing on the paddleboard at sunset.
Zoe and Gavin relaxing on the paddleboard at sunset.