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.