China Beach is at the start of the Juan de Fuca trail in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. It runs along the south western shore of Vancouver Island across from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State and offers a great look at some pacific western terrain. Every time I find myself walking these paths and beaches I count myself among the most fortunate.
But first we have to get there.
We depart Victoria and head west towards Japan and the open ocean.
and alongside the ocean in the town of Jordan River (which incidentally is the river my first name derives from).
We pull into the park’s entrance and head towards the parking lot
In the parking lot we go over supplies and adventuring questions before hitting the information at the trailhead
Now we depart for the beach through the damp woods and tall trees
So I enter and emerge with a changed perspective of awe and wonder
All of a sudden Nicole shouts “river otter” and I have a brief moment to snap off this photo. Much like a blurry Sasquatch or Cadborosaurus we now have a blurry image of the China Beach river otter.
Including elusive track prints
Having journeyed as far along the beach as the tide will allow we have no recourse but to end our trip right? Sure… except for that creek we crossed a bit ago…. what do you think we might find up there?
Come on.. it’s pretty nifty 😉
I hope you enjoyed rambling China Beach with us! We’re going to have a little break at the parking lot before we continue our journey and head further down the Juan de Fuca trail towards Mystic Beach.
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Thanks for stopping by! May you rock out your awesomeness and have a wonderfilled day 😀
Jordan the Maplemusketeer