Friday, May 17, 2002, 7:52 am, Campbell River, BC
Our half-demented, semi-civilized neighbours drank prodigious quantities of beer until they and the shoreline were equally saturated.
We were up at 5:45, breakfasted with the fine view, and were at the ferry dock before 7:30. The crossing was on pleasant, placid waters.
Suitable accommodation – to our taste – was not to be had in Courtenay, Cumberland, or Comox – so we travelled up the highway to Campbell River and settled again on the Town Centre Inn on Dogwood; and, after a visit to the Information Centre, hiked from Salmon Point to Oyster River along the Inside Passage – about 8 kms – and the ocean and mountain scenery (and birds: Northern flicker, bald eagles) was tremendous, and the entire hike very agreeable.
We brought in roast chicken from Superstore, watched a tv bio of James Arness – and then settled in for a good sleep – which did not eventuate, as a half-demented, semi-civilized mill worker next door watched tv all night long.