The Juan de Fuca trail lies on the West coast of vancouver Island. Mystic Beach lies a 2km hike from the parking at the trail head and for most is the last leg of a multi day hike. For us it was the first camping sans car in a long long time. Carrying everything in on your shoulders makes for a different sort of camping and a different sort of camper.
We had a fantastic time wandering up and down the misty beach, foraging for elusive firewood, playing fire-tenders, reading books, lying in hammocks, cooking and eating stunning camp fare, meeting the other more experienced hikers and campers.
It was so good to be back in nature. Very life affirming. I can’t recommend enough to anyone to get out of the house, leave the car behind, hike in somewhere out of the way and do a spot of camping. Take some time to be with yourself and live in the moment.
Got a bunch of pictures up on the photography pages.