Remarkable Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island

Botanical Beach Feature Photo

A unique part of Vancouver Island featuring spectacular wild coastline with colorful ocean tide pools & surfing ducks! We head out from Victoria over to the west side of the island near the town of Port Renfrew for a hike down to a remarkable beach. Located in Juan De Fuca Provincial Park, Botanical Beach is home … Read more

Another Camera for LYRV – Akaso V50 Elite Action Cam

Action Camera Akaso V50 Elite Feature Photo

For my recent birthday, my lovely wife Anne gifted me with an Akaso V50 Elite action camera. I’ve had my eye on it ever since I did a review for their Trace 1 Pro dashcam. I’ve been wanting an action camera to add to my YouTube video creation arsenal. It’s going to come in handy … Read more

Exploring the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

Southern Sunshine Coast Feature Photo

In late September, Anne and I decided to take a little getaway trip over to explore the Sunshine Coast region of British Columbia.  We hadn’t visited since we were kids and wanted to scope out the area for a future RV trip. So we put the Cougar fifth wheel in storage and hit the road … Read more

Lovely Rebecca Spit Provincial Park – Quadra Island, BC

Rebecca Spit Quadra Island Feature Photo

In this video, we take the ferry over to nearby Quadra Island and explore the Lucky Jim Historic Mine. Then we take a walk along picturesque Rebecca Spit. I provide footage of the ocean spits large boulder and driftwood beach, views across to the coastal mountains to the east and the sheltered anchorage of Heriot … Read more

Tips for Keeping the RV Cool Without AC

Tips for Cooling the RV without AC Feature Photo

Introduction We do a bunch of boondocking on BLM and Forestry lands and dry camping in National, State and County parks. Because of this we often find ourselves without electrical hookups and no way to run our rooftop air conditioner to cool the RV during hot days.  We could fire up our two 2000 watt Champion … Read more

Pretty Little Telegraph Cove, BC plus Mass Eagle Sighting

Visit to Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island BC Feature Photo

In this video, I have clips from our recent day trip to visit the tiny marina village of Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island. Telegraph Cove is located on the north end of Vancouver Island about a 120-mile drive from Campbell River, BC. I show dashcam footage driving through the forest campground and marina RV resort. … Read more

Hiking the Oregon Dunes & Sightseeing Around Reedsport OR

Oregon Dunes Hike Feature Photo

In this video, I take you along on a morning hike into the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. We hike from the John Kellenback Trailhead through a patch of coastal forest and out onto the sand dunes. This part of the dunes is pretty well untouched by ATV tracks and has one rather towering sand … Read more

RV Camping at Winchester Bay on the Oregon Coast

RV Camping at Winchester Bay on the Oregon Coast Feature Photo

In this video, I give you a look around Winchester Bay, Oregon, and its RV camping opportunities. The Douglas County Parks Department runs all the camping. We camped in the Salmon Harbor Marina area on a large paved earthen jetty between the boat slips. It’s dry camping for $17 a night $102 a week or … Read more

Mojave Desert to the Oregon Coast (Snowbird Trip Update)

California to the Oregon Coast 2019 Feature Photo

In this video, I give you a look at our route north and west through California and up into Oregon and over to the west coast. The journey takes us from the Mojave desert over the tail end of the Sierra Nevada through the Central Valley then up passed Mt Shasta, over the Siskiyou Pass, … Read more

Famous Tehachapi Railway Loop in Southern California

Tehachapi Loop Feature Photo

In this video, we stop off to view the famous Tehachapi Railway Loop in southern California The Tehachapi Loop is a 0.73 miles (1.17 km) long spiral, or helix, on the Union Pacific Railroad Mojave Subdivision through Tehachapi Pass, of the Tehachapi Mountains in Kern County, south-central California. The line connects Bakersfield and the San … Read more

Visit to Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Southern California

Antelope Valley Poppies Feature Photo

In this video, I show off some remarkable footage of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in full bloom. The rolling hills and nearby farms are carpeted in vivid color! With the plentiful winter rains, it’s turned out to be a banner year for the little orange poppies and other assorted wildflowers. the reserve is located … Read more