There was so much adventuring going on I've had to split the posts up.
Wednesday was the 'BIG' day with a lot of kilometres travelled and a good chunk of the island explored. Courtenay-Campbell River-Gold River and back again. This is EXACTLY what I have been yearning for moto adventure wise, and 3 days was perfect. We stopped in Campbell River on the way back to take pics of some very beautifully done carvings by professional, intermediate, novice, and amateur, carving class artists. The amazing thing is they were all done with a chainsaw.
This carving was done by an amateur carver and won 2nd place. It depicts the artist's fathers struggle with ALS. Poignantly beautiful and the sadness and beauty of the carving is palpable and made me quite emotional.
The carvings where done beachside which made it even more spectacular.
I love it when I am out riding and spot something that catches my attention and makes me pull a u-turn and go back and look, I am more apt to do this on the bike than when I am in the car. I think blogging has a lot to do with this, we bloggers are always looking for the eclectic, interesting and appealing blog subjects.
I find the detail in these carvings is amazing and hard to believe it was all done with a large chainsaw.
No carving festival would be complete without a bear capturing a salmon for supper.
Stay tuned for more of my most excellent riding adventure.