The Vancouver Island Logbook #1 – How to get there

How to fall in love with Vancouver Island, but also how to actually get there: Read No.1 of the Vancouver Island Logbook, hear my stories and tell me yours!

I am on the ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point. The sky is overcast and the hills on the horizon are hiding behind a curtain of drizzle. The ship is the main connector of the mainland of British Columbia and the beautiful stretch of land called Vancouver Island. Usually, I’d rather take the other route from the Vancouver ferry terminal going straight to Swartz Bay on the southern most tip of the island. From there it’s only a short bus ride to the province’s capital of Victoria. However today, my good buddy is going to pick me up at Duke Point in Nanaimo, a small town further north up island – the place where I literally had stranded about six years ago after my rather eventful road trip from southern Alberta in 2011.

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Too many good reasons to be counted – for winter surfing in Canada

Thinking of surfing, you might imagine coconut palms, crystal blue water and tanned beach chicks. Well, when I think of surfing, I dream of rough waves, lush Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce along the coast line and an outdoor shower, covered in dangling icicles. Clearly, my idea of the perfect surf spot and day may seem a bit odd – at least for those who have never been out there in the winter waves. You might think differently though, after you’ve heard the whole story…

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Playa del Confital: The best kept Surf Secret on Gran Canaria

Winter’s in full swing and Christmas is not too far away any more. Time to snuggle up in your favorite sweater, have a nice cup if tea and dream about your future adventures! Summer is coming back for sure and you better make sure to be prepared for those sunny days outdoors. This week I’ll take you away with me into the land of powerful, right-breaking waves, but also afternoons full of bliss and laughter. Ready for a Thrill? Let’s get to Playa del Confital!

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