3 day group motorcycle trip with Meredith to Parksville, staying at the Tigh-Na-Mara spa and resort.

We packed and rode north, taking Highway 1 north to Nanaimo, then through downtown Nanaimo and north along the coast. Starting again on Highway 1 we turned off to Nanoose Bay and rode through Dolphin Beach. We stopped at Moorecraft Regional Park to kill some time as we were too early for check in.

Meredith on her motorcycle Barbara out front of house My motorcycle Frank in front of flowers Stopping for a snack at community center in Nanoose Bay Rocky ocean shore with shallow pool Forest approaching rocky coastline Large bay with driftwood piles

Our accomodations were a small 1 bedroom full scribe log cabin. The construction was well done, and I wondered if Alan Mackie had influenced it. Alan Mackie was a Canadian log home enthusiast, now dead, who had a school of log home building in Parksville at some point.

View from inside our accomodations looking through window Motorcycles parked out front of cabin Motorcycles parked out front of cabin Motorcycles parked at in front of big trees Parked outside Pizza Factory eating lunch

This was my first trip after the transmission replacement and I was worried about it. This was the cleanest this motorcycle has been, and will be, for a long time.

Starboard side view of clean motorcycle Port side view of clean motorcycle

On the second day we rode out and around Port Alberni on Highway 4 stopping to see Grand Central Lake. Unfortunately Cathedral Grove was closed.

Downtown wharf market Meredith parked under large trees Outside view of accomodations, cabin in the woods

The third day we rode home, taking the backroads through Nanoose Bay, Nanaimo, Cedar, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton and Cowichan Bay.

You can stop reading here. These are detail pictures of the cabin for my use later.