Richard and I are on the countdown until we begin our whirlwind family and friend tour (Victoria, BC, Kelowna, BC and Lincoln, UK) and then onto our 400 km trek across Tuscany into Rome. To prepare, we have been packing, unpacking, repacking and adjusting our backpacks trying to make miracles happen. We have also been working hard to acquire some basic Italian (Google Translate can be a very cool teacher…although it did once respond “ha, ha, ha” to my attempt to roll the double r’s in “carro” (cart)!
We’ve been so busy with all of the above, that we have almost forgotten that we need to be doing LONG practice walks…with our full packs! Fortunately, living on Vancouver Island we are spoiled for choice of hiking locations and terrains. Below is a hodgepodge of hiking pics from my recent practice hikes — some with Richard and others with my friend, Louise, who will be walking the Portuguese Camino while we are walking in Italy. Of course, all good hikes include a refreshment stop…or two!
If you’re familiar with this section of Vancouver Island, how many of the above locations can you identify? If you are looking for some great hikes in Mid-Vancouver Island, why not consider a few of these:
Continua a camminare!