Year: 2020

Summer Has Arrived!

WOW!  Here we are in mid-August 2020 and we FINALLY have summer arriving.  We are back to one of our favourite campgrounds on Vancouver Island: Loveland Bay.  Two weeks of sun and fun, who could ask for more. Part of the fun of heading into Loveland bay is the...
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Not In The ZipDee Manual

Just one of those OOPS! moments. The ZipDee awning is and interesting part of our Airstream.  To open, you undo the three (3) travel locks, take a special hook rod and catch a 3″ tongue (a strap) and pull the awning out to extend it. Easy really.  To close...
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TPMS Began To ALARM

When we hitched-up on leaving Morton Lake the TST-TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) began to ALARM!!!!! We never leave home without this important tool One of our tires on Blue Streak was only showing 10# of pressure and that’s a far cry from the normal 65# of pressure. So...
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Boondocking Summer 2020

We love summer 😍.  We spend better than half of summer boondocking at our favorite campgrounds. No phone, no internet, no computers, no electrical stuff, just sunshine, kayaking, swimming in the lake – oh yes, and great food! We were a bit concerned because the weather this year (2020)...
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Rain In BC – Go Away

What’s with this winter in July we are having in BC??  We just got back from 12 days at one of our favourite boondocking campsites at Loveland Bay, Vancouver Island.  This time of year is normally 25c (77f), Sunny, just kicking back soaking up the rays. Not this year!...
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New Power Tongue Jack For Blue Streak

Well darn! our Lippert 3500# Power Tongue Jack just through up its little white flag and died. 😥 Spent about two (2) hours on the internet looking at possibilities.  I require 2 things for the new jack: 1) must have a min. 3500# lift, 2) the head must allow...
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Elk Falls 2020

We like Elk Falls Campgrounds😎 In saying that there is no joy when it rains 5 days out of 7.  Not sure what’s with the weather this year, rain, hail, wind, floods, pandemic.  You would almost think this is the beginning of the apocalypse 😱 But nope, the summer...
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Little Qualicum A No Go

All the plans of mice and men – as the poem goes. We’ve had the summer travel/camping plans laid out for June thru September since March (pre-pandemic).  Our usual start plan is for a quick camp (3-5 days) to readjust or adapt to a changed environment: home living to...
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Getting Ready To Go!

I must confess that it feel really good to see the Provincial Campgrounds on Vancouver Island opening up.  We have been house bound like everyone else for 3 months and I’m starting to go a bit stir-crazy.😵 We brought Blue Streak home on the weekend to de-winterize and generally...
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Camping Scheduled To Begin June 1

We have just got the word that the Provincial Campgrounds will open June 1.  This means our June/July reservations are a GO! 😃 This is great news because the campsites are well spaced for social distancing and provide ample privacy, fresh air, sunshine!  Need-less-to-say we will have a “no...
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