Monday, June 20, 2011
Back On The Horse
We haven't camped since New Mexico. So we got into Long Beach campground and just went right to work setting up our place. When we checked in...I really had to laugh. The woman at the check in to the park right away told us that someone in the campground had seen a wolf, and there had been sightings. You know seeing a wolf is very rare...and sometimes when I tell people I've seen a wolf on the island, (and near Alaska) they think I'm full of shit or a poser. It's funny...those people simply have never been to British Columbia, Canada. The park warden explained that we had to maintain a totally clean campsite. No food. No toothpaste,. No clothes. Nothing left outside when we went to the beach or to sleep. All our stuff had to be stored in our vehicle because of cougars, bears and wolves. I said, "oh my god, now my husband is never going to fall asleep!" We didn't see any of the predators (which relieved Stagg very much)...but it is such a wonderful exciting feeling to know they are still living on the magnificent west coast! We took great care to keep our site to the "bare" essentials and everything away at night. Whew.
We made the best huge burgers. With sauted mushrooms, dill pickle relish, mayo and tons of slabs of cheddar cheese. YUMMERS!
Some of the forest around our campsite.
Sunset. Next stop, Japan.
This is one of my favourite places in the world. I feel like I could stay right here on the beach forever. We used to come here when I was a kid when we just camped right on the beach. Illegal now to do so, its a national park. I'm glad its a national park and protected...but a little part of me is also glad I grew up in a time when very few people ever came to this spot. It was pretty much locals only and some counter culture folks. I learned how to drive on this beach. We used to drive right up on the beach. Yeah, I know throw back. White trash. Red neck. Like, I said, I'm glad its a national park and protected...from people like I used to be ha ha. Sometimes we would just get our sleeping bagsd and sleep on the sand and look at the stars and wake up with actual sand in our eyes. We used to fish and make fires all night long.
It is to my heart still the most beautiful place I've ever been and my favourite. I am so so glad I got to bring Stagg here and show him. We took a small picnic on to the beach after we set up our campsite and just hung out here with a couple beverages and enjoyed the wonderful evening. Thank you Universe!