Philippe and ExpediTom venture 5 days on the famous West Coast Trail through Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

The West Coast Trail was originally built to rescue sailors from frequent shipwrecks about 100 years ago. At first, I wondered why there were so many wrecks along this coast, but eventually found out about the inclement weather, the dense fog and unsure forecasts of this treacherous section of coastline. Today, it is one of the famous trails in Canada to hike over a period of five to seven days. Given our late reservation in June, we were only able to do half the trek starting from Nitinaht.* We chose the more arduous part South of Nitinaht with many ladders.

Packing List:

Preparation for the West Coast Trail

Preparation for the West Coast Trail
1 The Map (Nitinaht to Cribs Creek
2 The Rain Cover (Cribs Creek to Walbran Bay)
3 The Step counter (Walbran Bay to Campers Bay)
4 The Necessaire (Campers Bay to Trasher’s Cove)
5 Fed-up (Trasher’s Cove to Gordon River)

Gear used:

Sigma 16mm f1.4

Sony 10-18mm f/4.0

Tamron 18-200mm lens

Sony Alpha 6500

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

Hoya Filters CP and ND1000

  • Project Type Trekking, Outdoor, Long-distance Hike
  • Skills applied Tenacity, defy adverse conditions, carry heavy packs
  • Project Year 2020 (filmed 2018)
  • Music The Lumineers - Ophelia (Phil Piano Cover Unplugged)

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