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Camping in Canada

Once again we are camping in Canada.

the view

Amoeba is a guest speaker at a science convention and tomorrow he will be speeching about amoebas.  We spent the day traveling across B.C.  in our car, a tour bus and a ferry.  Finally, twelve hours after I crawled out of bed this morning we are here at Secret Cove in Halfmoon Bay, B.C.

our tent

It is a bit larger than our little Eddie Bauer two man canvas tent. I’m sure glad I didn’t have to set it up!

the porch

Here’s a quick glimpse inside. Ella went straight for the pillows. She said as far as tents go, she guesses this one isn’t too bad. Amoeba went straight for the internet. I went straight for my camera. We all have our priorities!

the inside

Right now my priority is dinner. I’ll be back later to share a few more highlights.


  1. Welcome Quilly, I hope you and The Amoeba and Ella have a wonderful time. Quaint little Cabin in the Woods, I could see myself staying here. Watch out for Yeti though. Someday you will have to visit my little part of the world.

  2. What fun.

    Reminds me of this little ditty:
    In a cabin in the wood,
    Little man by the window stood
    Saw a rabbit hopping by
    Frightened as can be
    “Help me! Help me! Help me!” he said
    “Lest that hunter shoot me dead”
    Little rabbit come inside,
    Safely to abide.

    Guess we’ll have to update it to be
    In a cabin in the wood,
    Ella reclined while Quilly cooked food. . . .

    1. Linda — I learned that song in the third grade. And There’s no cooking in this tent. We get our meals at the main lodge.

  3. .
    Your cabin looks nice, Quilly. Does it have a spare bedroom? We will be on the road this weekend after I get three of my teeth pulled tomorrow.
    BTW, we will have KP Adi, and Katrin. 🙂

  4. Any tent that has electricity and indoor plumbing is a good tent by me!! It looks so inviting and relaxing. Looking forward to seeing more pics. Have fun!

  5. That’s camping?

    I know this is too literal but an amoeba giving a speech about amoebae is an image that cracks me up.

    1. Nessa — I have no wish for the bed. It looks like a big puffy cloud and it sleeps like a big puffy cloud. I need more back support. The tub however is heavenly!

  6. And a bathtub right next to your bed! ha! That´s what I call camping! Beautiful scenery ! Can´t wait to see more.

  7. That’s gorgeous! Looks a tad cold though? Or is it just my skin being spoiled by too much sunshine? 😉
    Wishing you a great time there (and great success to Amoeba tomorrow)!

  8. Since there are so many “permanent” fixtures to your tent, why don’t they put up a more permanent structure?

      1. Oh, no. I think it is cute and adorable and I love it. I am just wondering why the outside is so temporary with all of the nice stuff. How does it hold up to the weather? Is it all only for the summer?

    1. Mama Zen — built on the cliffs the way they are and accessibly only by boardwalks, they kind of feel like tree houses, although we’re just as happy to have them anchored to rocks.

  9. Looks like a yurt to me! I’ve often considered camping in one, and your pictures make me long for the luxury of a yurt. And the PacNW.

  10. I love the way you tent camp!
    Beeee uuu teee us

    internet, dinner, then pillows,
    THOSE are my priorities

  11. I have a question about “the inside”. There is clearly a table and two unoccupied chairs. Why isn’t the laptop on the table with the amoeba sitting in one of them?

  12. I’m impressed! That is perfectly lovely. I’m trying to remember when we were in a cabin that nice with Internet service no less.

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