Having A Good Ol’ Time
My name is David Bale and this is a story of my wonderful exploration of Cordova Bay, in Victoria BC, Canada.
If there is one place which offers one the serenity and eco-friendly ambiance for a peaceful vacation, then you need to try taking a tour to Cordova Bay. The whole expeditions were adventurous though I spent most of my time in a cottage and around the sand and pebble beach enjoying the summer atmosphere while sunbathing.
That doesn’t mean that I never had the chance to explore the island. While I spent the first two days relaxing on the third day I decided to go to Mount Douglas Park.
This was one great adventure as I spent the earlier part of the morning watching marine life from the long stretch of the trails in the park. It was wonderful and the people that I met there, some with families, were really lovely and hospitable. I was lucky to meet a group of mountain hikers who I joined and together we took a stroll in the walking trail before heading to the mountainous region to do some rock climbing. I’ve never been a fun of rock climbing and I had never tried the activity before.
However, because of the lovely company of Derek, Hellena, Mike and Justin I decided to try. They showed me a little bit about rock climbing. Afterwards, I decided to give it a short. They helped me with the safety gear and off I was rock climbing.
It was really thrilling, but I took the thrill too far by attempting to reach a level that wasn’t meant for an amateur like me. Unfortunately, I tripped and got my arm injured though. They helped me get down and beautiful Hellena who had been trying to reach ER helped bandage my arm as I assured her that I was ok and they need not worry calling for aid.
With an injured arm, I spent the next two days back in Cordova Bay lying on the beach, drinking some rum and admiring the beauty of the region. My new friends came to see me on the second day while they were leaving for home and I felt very relieved and loved.
On the following the two day rest, my arm was much better and I felt bored and needed to go out and adventure. I wanted to go to the golf course but felt that I would be losing much. I decided to be a little closer to nature.
I went for canoeing. I hired a boat and a guide and the rest of the day was spent in the wonderful waters of Elk Lake. It was an experience of its kind watching the marine animals as well; as having a better look at the amazing sceneries of Cordova Bay and its environs from the waters.
The experience was awesome and intriguing and by evening, I was completely exhausted. I must have bruised my arm while canoeing because that night it ached so much and being my last vacationing day, I decided I would be treated when I get back home.
All in all, I must admit that if there is one place that any person would have amazing experiences holidaying, then this little haven in Victoria, BC should be a must-go. For my lovely new friends, I will definitely miss them. I feel indebted by their hospitality.