August At Morton Lake

A few months ago I talked a bit about some of our favourite ‘boondocking’ locations.  Morton Lake was one of them.

We spent about two weeks there this August.  We spent time in the sun and no that beautiful gal is not my daughter 😎.  Hmm, the simple fact is la dolce vita – Life is Sweet.

For almost 10 years we have returned to the exact same campsite.  It’s very private and directly on the lake.  While there is a large sand beach for the campers usage.  We enjoy the blessing of a small beach in which to launch our Innova tandem kayak🚣‍♀️, swim🏊‍♀️and just relax in the warm fresh water.

This trip we have the wonderful experience of a full moon.  So I thought I would include a snap of the moon as it reflected off the lake at 11 o’clock in the evening.  It was magical.  The lake was flat calm once the day breeze had stilled for the night.

When we think about this beautiful spot on Vancouver Island it’s important to communicate the fact it is in the middle of nowhere.  No Internet, no cell phone coverage, just trees and nature and the lake.  To get to the magical location it means travelling on logging roads that are sometimes in dire need of grading.  We spent well over 2 hours bouncing along 16km dodging potholes and ruts 🤢.  (Just glad I have E rated tires on both Red Dragon and Blue Streak)  While we suffered no damage, the earthquake intensity inside Blue Streak rumbled into the 5-6 on the Richter scale.  So we had the contents of one of the storage units on the floor (duck taped it closed for the return journey).

They say pictures are worth a 1000 words so below are pics of our campsite: (PS- we are level there is a bit of a slope to the campsite 😮)














Just for fun and to give you greater insights to the magical wonder of Vancouver Island Boondocking.  This is the view from the “Pit Toilet” near our campsite 😏


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