Tuesday, January 7, 2014
It was so nice being back home in Canada for the holidays with Mark. The thing we miss the most (besides our loved ones, of course!) is the nature there, so we knew we wanted to get outside as much as possible. There is really nowhere like the Pacific Northwest, no matter what time of year. And since we knew our time there was also going to be filled with parties and family gatherings, which we loved, we also wanted to schedule in some quiet time to be alone together. So we took a vacation within a vacation to Point No Point, a cluster of private cabins, walking trails, and a restaurant about an hour an a half drive up the coast from Victoria. It's been around since the 1950's so the cabins are still fairly rustic but really luxurious at the same time. The best part is the hot tub on the balcony overlooking the ocean. It was so nice taking some rum and (almond) eggnog in there to watch the fog rolling in after going on a hike in one of the National Parks close by. Definitely recommended if you happen to be on Vancouver Island and want a cozy, West Coast experience! We also realized how much Canadians love puns after so many people said "There's no point in that!", after we mentioned that where we were going to stay there. Oh, Canada.
Rachel took some gorgeous photos of her at stay Point No Point a couple of years ago here, and just generally has a lovely blog that will make you want to go to all of the places she's been.