VANCOUVER ISLAND TRAVEL VLOG | Rainy Day Driving on LOGGING ROADS, BC, Canada 🌧️🌲

in today's video we continue ourVancouver Island road trip and finally began making our way south so let me warn youguys you're in for a lot of rain in this episode the plan was to drive fromPort Alice to Comox while taking a few detours to go hiking but that

didn'thappen the weather had other plans and since there was a bit of a deluge goingon and we kind of wanted to stay dry we had to adapt so if you're down for someadventuring down logging roads or random car chats and a cute deer or two then comeand join

us for this rainy day of driving good morning good morning guysgreetings from Woss Woss W O S S yeah so it's a small little town we've been driving fora while we say goodbye to port alice after spending 4 nights there yeah reallygreat adventure in the northern part of

Vancouver Island didn't we yeah yeah sonow we are heading back down to the Comox Valley Courtney area yes and yeahwe're gonna have four more nights there to do some more adventures maybe a bitof island hopping yep and well it's a bit of a long drive I think it's

goingto take us around three and a half hours so making stops along the way this isone of the first ones yeah earlier we went to a Nimpkish Lake is that rightNimbus leahy river another logging road we kind of went on trail for a littlebit who's raining and then

we've just been driving for a while we filled up ata cool petrol Canada station that had Orca paintings had some really coolmurals and now we're in woss and we kind of drove through the little townand we came out to this this is basically like a logging road bridge

andyou get a fantastic view of the river from here so we're gonna have a quicklittle picnic yes and then we continue south so then we continue south so yeah we'll bemaking more stops along the ways yeah bring you along for that so we've headedoff to the logging roads

here yeah actually we're driving down our loggingroad these are roads that are open by the logging companies you can still usethem but you have to be careful because it's alldirt and gravel and a little bit of muddy and potholes and so if you'regonna come use these roads sometimes

it's better to come with a vehicle yeah4x4 or all-wheel drive something with a little bit more spunk we are driving aToyota rav4 and we're driving on rock and dirt mode so it's like a 4×4 rightyou've got more response so yeah we are in our right in the middle

of the foresthere it's just beautiful beautiful total wilderness and yeah lots of potholes orpotholes you know Madison it's a nice rideand if you come over here and you take these logging roads that will give you ataste of what the wilderness is really like you know when you're driving

on onthe highway you see the tree you see that the forest actually but you youcannot gauge it like the way you know you cannot feel it once you in turnyourself in this type of roads then you get a taste of it you know and alsowe're trying to see

if we can catch an elk they tell us that in this areathey're supposed to be a lot of them and so far no luck but we keep on trying youknow like a great luck with bear black bears on this trip black bears yeahwe've seen that tree so far

and deer we've seen a whole bunch ofthem too now we need to see an elk you know that'll make the trip like cherryon the cake yeah this is this is what it's like to drive down roads like thisyou know it's it's really enjoyable I like it you know

I rather drive down aroad like these ones a dirt road then a paved road you know I mean this is thetype of thing I read I really enjoyed yeah it's fascinating to take the totake the logging roads though because it really gets you outdeep into the forest yeah

how you feeling like you're you're you're reallyexploring out here you're really exploring this station rugged it's areal McCoy you know like I mean this is the real wilderness of Vancouver Islandwhen you come over here you need to get off the main areas where people areeverybody goes and try

to try to find this out-of-the-way places and you'regonna have a surprise you know you're always gonna find something like a lakea river you know things that are really unexpected maybe and that's what isgoing to give you the wow factor okay and like I say then on top of

that youmay see a lot of wildlife but otherwise if you keep on the main traveled roadsyou're not gonna see them because the animals try to have a tendency to getaway from you places where there are a lot of cars and stuff like that you knowthis this is the

places where they were their natural habitat let's say yeahhere we are now we're gonna get out of this I'm gonna have a lunch her lunchand keep going down south we are getting away from the total wilderness and goingtowards a little bit of civilization again you know which I

don't like bythen it was lunchtime and personally I was starting to feel hungry so it wastime to get some food inside of us we found the perfect lunch spot next to anold logging train even a classy we go one more right to one from BC to morphemergency no

I'm not drinking but we drive tonight today tonight is the nightevery night every day has been the night on this trip are the sandwiches they'regood salami and cheese that's basically we have every day yeah great well guystime for an update we've been going on a bit of a

wildgoose chase down dirt roads we notice there was a lake onthe map it looked really close by it's called Schoen Lake it means beautifullake it's got a German name so we thought detour a small detour but I meanthe roads are so bumpy and not in great condition so

it's taken us a while toget there we're the only ones here by the way like we made it to the lake it'sit's beautiful it's just raining softly they have a few campsites but like therewere no people around no tents no camper vans now we're crossing a bridge there'sa

river it's also quite dark I mean the trees are so tall and we're reallyshielded so that's kind of why it looks like the sun's already gone down it'sreally only 3:00 in the afternoon but yeah we're hoping we'll get to see somewildlife we still haven't seen any elk so

maybe we'll get lucky more bears Imean we've seen three black bears since we came to Vancouver Island but wewouldn't mind seeing another one and yeah that is the current updatea rainy day here on the island I feel like this is typical Vancouver Islandweather low clouds great misty now

I'll pass the camera up and Sam can sharesome of his Oh guys this is fascinating for me personally because these backlogging roads remind me so much of hockey trips I used to do way back inthe day when I lived on the island my dad sometimes would have access

to hiscompany vehicle which was a big logging truckwe just throw all of our hockey bags in the back kind of tied up with a tarp andoff we go and we would take these logging roads to remote little townsthat also had arenas and community centers and we would play

hockey therefor the weekend so this reminded me yes you can get thegold river not on this particular stretch but there is a turning pointwhere you can take a logging road up to the gold river and so yeah I think ournext stop is going to be in sayward so

right now we're basically gonna justkeep going on the logging road for a bit turn off back onto the main part of thehighway and then I think sayward might be like 60 or 70 kilometers so like thatthe back roads like here you know something potholes jumping bottles flapsforgiving our

junior dad who live in the city yeah a run for their money up hereon the back roads we got back on the highway and tried totack on a few more kilometers before next up in sayward which we had beentold is a good place to try and see elk

well I think the elk were probablyhiding from the rain but we did see a cute deer munching on a perfectlymanicured garden so that kind of made up for it eating apples and that was thatwe continued straight down to Comox where we checked into our home for thenight and

proceeded to order Sam's favorite takeout pizza well guys it isdinner time we have our I've got our new air B&B in Comox and this man wasted notime yeah we just we pizza a long day on theroad guys – pure rain we didn't feel like getting groceries and gettingsoaked

you know what Domino's is our bestfriend on a day like this and what did you get I got a pizza it has threedifferent kinds of meat and extra cheese and feta so if you got a pepperoni we'vegot sausage and we've got bacon and of course wine yeah what

did we get thistime this one is from Argentina is a Cabernet Sauvignon is called Rania's RioHannah's like is supposed to be how much of a local festival but it'sdone in the province of la rioja in argentina to celebrate mother earth andthe wine says that is devilishly rich and

smooth now it has no year ofbottling sternness of a neon sign for a Cabernet Sauvignon I find it it is alittle bit too smooth it's like a merlot yeah now this point has been cut withsomething I don't know what it is but it's not a pure Cabernet Sauvignonsomehow

you know like I mean no way the way mmm Cabernet Sauvignon is a littlebit aggressive you know when you when you drink it and it's a few Cabernet youcan feel it that it scratches a little bit as much as the police one is youknow like I mean is

totally too smooth we'll smooth a little sweet so I don'tknow what they cut it with but anyways after a long day of driving look it's 7o'clock in the evening we left at 11 and it's been driving all day with theirrain and rain and rain and rain and we

got off road also and I'm pretty tiredyou know so yeah well thanks for driving all day with anyone we didn't wanna cooktonight yeah so we ordered the pizza a littlebit of wine and for today that's it we've got three more full days being inthis area and so we

got a lot of things planned hopefully going to CampbellRiver parksville well maybe some island hoppingwe'll see play it by ear and check the weather we'll see you soon cheers boneAppetit good night

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