Posted by: Kate | March 26, 2010

From the Photo Archives

Loon Bay, June 2003

This was our first camping trip after moving up island. We picked up our Backroads Mapbook and searched for what we thought would be a good spot. Loon Bay seemed nice, a little bay along Lower Campbell Lake with only 8 campsites in a forestry rec site (which meant at that time it was free). As Bush Boy was not yet in school we weren’t limited to week-ends, so we went for a few days in June of 2003 to see what we could find.

We found a campground with only two other people in it. We found beauty, and wilderness, and serenity. We found Bush Boy’s home turf, where his heart lives. We found our family connection. We found our reason for moving up island.

This is just one of about 50 campgrounds we can choose from every year that are within a two hour drive of home (that includes slow driving on gravel forestry roads for most of the time, of course). Being in Super Natural British Columbia, our souls are so deeply connected to the great wilderness around us that we don’t feel right if we don’t get out. This trip, in June of 2003, was our validation of coming up island. This, this access to this wilderness, was why we moved. We have never looked back.



  1. Beautiful. All this beauty is reason enough for me to live in BC! I hope you’ll continue to show your great pics, they’re so beautiful & so, well, peaceful. Thx for sharing!

  2. What a gorgeous picture, Kate!

    I don’t remember seeing Loon Bay before…I’ll have to keep an eye open for it (and check my B.R. Mapbook!).

  3. the picture is amazing (as per usual) but i can’t get over tiny bush boy in his yellow wellies! love it!!

  4. Look at those cute yellow rubber boots! I can certainly see how this environment drew you in and made a lasting connection to you and your family. It’s beautiful.

  5. oh this photograph is so wonderful! so happy, so serene and those yellow boots?! love them!

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