Dreamy and rugged, camping along Port Alberni’s shores
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Rebecca Bollwitt (aka Miss604)
“That used to be my hotspot over there,” said Captain Mike Halvorsen, pointing across the Alberni Inlet to a cove where Douglas Firs covered a mountainside and stood branch-to-branch at the edge of a pebble-covered beach.
“Word must have gotten out though, the last time I went by there were like 20 floats in the water!”
We were on the hunt for crab, after departing from the Port Alberni Marina that morning. But that was just the first leg of our mission. Mike runs Action Packed Charters, with two boats that cater to those who want to fish, crab, or run up to Bamfield. He’s used to ferrying hikers to and from the West Coast Trail, and all others who want to experience this 25-km inlet, that stretches in from Barkley Sound. He stops at all points in between, and he would soon get me to my destination that day – China Creek Campground.
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Rebecca Bollwitt is a Seekers' correspondent and award-winning blogger based in Vancouver. Follow her travels on Instagram and Twitter @Miss604.