Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hornby Island 2007

Last weekend Trevor and I along with five of our friends loaded up a couple vehicles and headed up island for our first annual camping trip (I've decided we're going to do it every year) to Hornby Island. We all met at Tim Horton's in town and while we were waiting Colin got a little bored and had the idea to drive through the drive-thru backwards. It was such a great first story of the trip. Everyone inside the store as well as the employee that served him and the cars behind him were enjoying the show as much as we were! Now for the hard part........backing all the way out. Colin did very well!
The lovely island highway between Nanaimo and Comox.......
And my lovely Kerry.......we rode together and all five boys were in Colin's car.
The ferry terminal on Denman Island......We had to take two ferries the get to Hornby Island.
Kerry and I were sitting in the car and I got this cool shot of the boys looking over the back of the boat. Both ferry rides were only 10 minutes long :)
Kerry and I ended up being the last car on the ferry from Denman island to Hornby island so we had to wait on the other side until they came over. This was the VERY sad boat dock that was there.
My mommy's lovely CRV that she lent to us for the weekend.......sure makes me want a brand new car! It's got heated leather seats!
We got there nice and early at 11:30 and were able to set up to get to the beach. Our self-inflating air mattress blew the fuse in the cigarette lighter in the car so we (I) had to pump it manually. But well worth it.
Devon setting up his stuff in his and Christopher's tent.
Big kids playground.........
Damon very excited to go skim boarding.........Trev got the board from Shawna and Paul for his last birthday.
Devon is REALLY excited to go to the beach!
A very cool rock that kind of looked like swiss cheese.
All five boys wanderin' towards the ocean!
This was hilarious.........Damon picked up a crab and started to chase Trevor (who is apparently a little scared of them) was running away for dear life.
Colin on the skim board. Kerry and I just stood by and watched because it was really entertaining.
Kerry and I.......I have to so that I just LOVE LOVE this picture.
Our friend Jared was on the island with some of his friends and they started to build this great house out of driftwood, rope and a few nails.
I've never seen white sand like this anywhere on the island before and they were fantastic.
Devon was our resident acrobat.........he pulled a back flip off of this seven foot tall log sticking out of the sand.
The gang around the fire......I started a book mid afternoon Saturday and finished it within 24 hours. It was excellent! (and just for the record it was raining so were weren't sitting around the fire trying to escape the sun).
Trev my husband/lumberjack chopping up firewood.
I'm on FIRE! Somebody get some water.........
Sunday we got really ambitious and headed out the beach first thing and within 20 minutes it was raining on us! So back to the campsite to sit under the tarps........Fortunately a few hours later the clouds burned off and the sun came through so off to beach we went! We found a great little spot out of the very chilly wind and fell asleep in the sunshine. There is nothing more relaxing. Nothing. Ryan joined in the sleepfest too!
Amber and Kerry after our swim in the ocean.......the water was so nice!
Just a nice landscape shot........Hornby has been called "Little Hawaii".
:: Self-portrait ::
Colin and Damon played a rousing game of frisbee while us girls slept in the sun........
Just a nice sky shot.
This is what became of the log house........dormer and deck and all. They started to thatch the roof with seagrass but never ended up finishing it.
Devon and Ryan hanging out Sunday night at the picnic table enjoying the company.The picnic table at the end of the trip........a mess!
I really think that this trip was the highlight of my summer so far. On our way home on Monday Trevor, Kerry, Damon and I stopped in Qualicum Beach because it was FINALLY sunny and Colin, Christopher and Devon went to Nanaimo to catch Stardust. I happen to think that we had a WAY better time....there wasn't a cloud in the sky or a breeze in the air. Kerry and I took a long walk down the beach then laid out our towels and slept and slept. It was SO relaxing. We were there for a couple hours then headed into Nanaimo and met the others for dinner at BP's, which was a small adventure in itself. We so needed to sleep in for a couple days and have nothing to do except nothing.
We are looking forward to next year already........

1 comment:

Shawna said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time - we're hoping to get at least one camping weekend in before the end of the summer too!