Harrison Hot Springs is an odd town. It’s hard to find anything about it other than the Spa, which sits at one end of the beach front. There are a however a few hotels, restaurants, plenty of camping spots, and most importantly a public hot spring that is reasonable priced and plenty warm.
We visited a couple years ago, and there wasn’t much to do but lounge by the pool reading. A perfect beginning to our
It unfortunate that it’s not worth staying longer at Harrison than a day. We’ve yet to have any good food there (definitely skip the Swiss place..it is horrible) and unlike our cheap camping, our stay in the very cute Bungalow Motel was marred by how stinky it was. Despite my passion for European-style hot springs and it’s proximity to Seattle, I doubt I’ll be able to talk Vic into a trip back any time soon.
From Harrison, we headed to Deep Cove on the eastern side of North Vancouver based on the recommendations of our pals from Boston. We hoped to do some kayaking, but it was complete madness at the kayak center and reservations were needed. With reservations made for the following morning, we headed into Vancouver for food, products, and a bed with a view.
Kayaking out of Deep Cove and north into Indian Arm was a bit nerve-wracking as it’s been years since I’ve been in a sea kayak. I knew that I’d not be able to get back into it in open water if it flipped, nor would I be in the best position to help Vic if he flipped. With our four-hour time slot, we had plenty of time to get used to the motion of the boats and take in the mountain scenery the lines this fjord. We couldn’t have asked for a better morning, with the wind and heat just coming up as we finished.
I could use mini-moons more often. A quick delicious lunch and we were back in the car for Seattle by supper time.
A short post-wedding getaway
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