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Firmly Rooted Naturally

Road trips!  Why the appeal?  Sap rising – Spring Juices Flowing

We’ve always got our motor running; but not on a Harley.  We’re heading on the highway but in this instance it’s the Pacific Marine Road.  Lookin’ for adventure…..maybe yes; maybe not so much.  We are however happy to take whatever comes our way, and it brought us to the Harris Creek Spruce Tree.

The last time Jan and I were on this road was back some 25 years ago.  The road was a gravel logging road and the 300 km loop was considered a splendid day trip; a means of getting out of the house and clearing the cobwebs.  We had babies in the back and a picnic lunch in the trunk.  Back then we had choices; head towards Shawnigan Lake, or take the longer route to Lake Cowichan.  Today, its one road only to Lake Cowichan and it’s a busy thoroughfare even on a cold, wet day.  It’s paved.  It’s scenic. A summer trip is calling.  There are periodic wilderness picnic and camping spots and it looks to offer good fly-fishing opportunities.  Woodland glory!!  If travelling mid-week, remember to take it slow and watch for logging trunks flying along.  This is still an actively logged area.

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