Here, on Vancouver island and the other little islands, a lot of artists made home. Some of them continued to work and, from time to time, they organize little exhibition like this. It was an exhibition with sale, presenting handmade jewels, small wooden sculptures, traditional furniture made of branches, etc.
After we admired everything, we descended on the beach. It was a typical Pacific beach in Canada: little, tucked in a cove, covered with pebbles and full of trunks carried by the ocean’s waters and abandoned on the shore.
The last stop was Port Renfrew, a real wilderness spot! Two big trails for backpackers: Juan de Fuca Trail – 47 km and West Coast Trail – 74 km, two lakes: Fairy Lake and Lizard Lake, a wonderful park called Botanical Beach (very dangerous because of big and strong tidal waves, and also because of black bears and cougars) are some of the favourites for the visitors. Swimming, canoeing, hiking, and fishing are the principal activities there.
Aici, pe Insula Vancouver si pe micile insule din jur, traiesc artisti plastici, actori si muzicieni, in case de vis.
Multi continua sa lucreze aici si, din cand in cand, organizeaza cate o expozitie. Cea pe care am vazut-o era cu vanzare si prezenta bijuterii facute manual, sculptura mica in lemn, mobila traditionala facuta din copaci (moda care s-a extins si la noi in ultimii ani).
Ultima oprire in aceasta excursie a fost Port Renfrew, o mica comunitate asezata in salbaticie, un paradis al pescarilor. Aici se afla doua mari drumuri pentru amatorii de drumeție (Juan de Fuca Trail – 47 km si West Coast Trail – 74 km), cu rucsacul, dar si doua lacuri, Lacul Zanelor si Lacul Soparlei. Se poate pescui, innota, plimba cu caiakul, etc. Plaja Botanica este foarte frumoasa dar necesita precautii datorita populatiilor de ursi negri si cougari, precum si a valurilor mari si puternice create de fenomenul de flux/reflux.