Shamping

Yes, we shamped:

Camping where any inconvenience is rectified by driving to the nearest store and purchasing whatever will make yo[u] more comfortable.

From Urban Dictionary

Calling delivery for Boston Pizza while at a provincial campground doesn’t make me proud, it did allow us to have a great dinner though, and at the moment, that made sense.

Have you have ever done this?

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Look up

Arriving at the camp site and looking up. Goldstream is pretty nice and in the shade the temperature is perfect.

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Taking a break

It is hard work sitting on a chariot, need to replenish.

On our way to Goldstream for the weekend.

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Old Trestle

While hiking in Goldstream, we came across this trestle. It is very high up, at least 60 meters and there are no railings.

Still in use?

I don’t think this trestle is used much anymore. The rails looked pretty rusty and I didn’t see any trains. If there was a commuter train between the Cowichan Valley and Victoria, it would run on these tracks, so there is definitely potential there.

Another use?

I like the ideas of taking old railways and converting them into mixed use pathways. Railways are particularly good because of their nice grade. This would be a great way to get from the Cowichan Valley to Victoria via bicycle, just like the Kettle Valley Rail Tral.

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