Cribs Creek to Walbran Creek (11.5 km)
It Rained last night and the sand was everywhere. I did not get all the sand from Cribs Creek beach out of my camera until after the trip. It was also another light breakfast day, but I learned my lesson and ate several energy bars before we left.
We hiked on some great shelf today. I love shelf hiking. We also saw more sea lions, 2 eagles and more cormorants. Not a bad wild life day. The route had some wonderful sea stacks and the second light house on the trail at Carmanah Point.
We stopped at Chez Monique’s for breakfast/lunch around 9:00 am. Chez Monique’s is a little burger stand on an Indian Reserve. Monique who runs the stand is married to Peter whose ancestral land is where the burger stand is. Monique was not at the stand but at school studying horticulture so they can grow their own vegetables instead of bringing them in. Not bad for a couple in their 70’s. I split a bacon, mushroom, cheddar burger and a red snapper burger with another backpacker. Both were good but the bacon mushroom cheddar was better. I also took advantage of this occasion to buy a coke, snickers bar and a large muffin. Today was a good day for food.
A member of our group turtled on this section of the trail. Turteling is where you fall backward onto your back, but because of the weight of the backpack you can’t get up unless you roll over like a turtle. I have to apologize for the lack of video or photos of this most hilarious event.
We decided to stop at Walbran and extend our trip to 7 nights from the original 6. This made for more relaxing and enjoyable days. It also allowed us to get the Walbran resort as we were at the camp site so early (roughly 1:00 pm). This gave us time to have a nice fire, play some cards and hang up our gear to dry from previous wet night.