Finding R&R on Vancouver Island
During our time in Vancouver we talked to a waiter at a restaurant who had just done almost the same trip as us but in reverse. He was helpful in his suggestions for places to car camp and lakes to swing by that were somewhat out of the way. One of the places he mentioned was Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. That’s one thing that was great on this trip was how willing people were to engage with us and share their own recent travels and what they learned and where they went. Even earlier on the trip, at Pyramid Lake in Jasper, I spoke with a woman and her brother who were visiting from Edmonton. They both glowed when talking about Tofino on Vancouver Island. The sunsets, the seals, the people, they loved all of it. We decided to combine those two recommendations and visit Tofino and then relax at Kennedy Lake for the evening.
The parking lot we stopped at was right off the highway. There wasn’t anyone else in the area so it was nice and peaceful with only the occasional droning of a car engine passing by to remind us of how close the road was. Matt found a nice little tucked away area to throw up his Trek Light hammock and get some reading done. We watched the sunset over the lake, quietly thanking both the fellow travellers who suggested we make our way out to this side of the island.
All opinions are my own. Thank you to Trek Light Gear for providing us with hammocks for our trip!