Today my daughter and I decided to travel from Gold River, through Campbell River, across the ferry at Little River and onto Powell River.
We left Gold River a day early since we got Gramma as packed up as we could handle. She is 85% ready to move out into her new home. This is most likely the last time I will ever be in Gold River in my lifetime. I called my sister last night and decided to head out to visit her in Powell River. On our way, my daughter and I went through Campbell River to see the new home Grams was moving into. I have to say that it’s in a more civilized part of Vancouver Island. As well, it’s only a couple blocks away from a lovely little beach that overlooks the ocean. A great little place to live out retirement.
Just past Campbell River is Comox. This is where we needed to take a ferry across to hit Powell River. This is much more convenient for my mother and my sister to visit one another in the years to come. I think they both like/hate the idea.
Unfortunately it’s a rather expensive ferry ride for what it is. In an hour and a half we travel only 17 nautical miles in a rusty vessel. I’m not expecting the pride of the fleet, but a paint job could do it good. The journey was smooth and relaxing. My daughter and I played some more cards and I taught her the only card trick I know.
I’ve never been to Powell River. I’m enjoying my first visit with my sister, even though it’s only one night. She has a lovely home with a beautiful view of Texada Island and the Malasapina Straight. I think I will be visiting her more often. The views are spectacular.
Normally we would travel here via a different route up the North Shore and through the Sunshine Coast. That’s the route we are taking home tomorrow. Approximately a five hour journey, not including waiting for ferries. Two ferries to be precise…
I love BC. This is a great place to live. So much to see and do.