With warmer weather rolling in quickly, the time is right to grab that paddle board and head out to one of the many paddling locations we're luckly to have in the Comox Valley.
One of my personal favorite paddle locations to depart from is Goose Spit in Comox. With options to paddle on both sides of the Spit, a favorite route is to put in on the inside (protected side) of Goose Spit and follow the bay around past the navy base and out to what the locals refer to as "little mexico". With one of the sandiest beaches in the area, little mexico is a great spot to paddle to where you can play in the sand, soak up the sun, and watch the fishing boats and sail boats pass all day under the watchful eye of the Comox Glacier.
When you're heading out for a paddle, keep an eye on the tide charts. If you time it right you can use the tide going out to help pull you to little mexico, and a rising tide will help push you pack to the spit. But if you get the timing wrong, you'll have a bit of a workout to fight the current!
For updated tide information and to check the live video feed, try using Big Wave Dave's website. There you can find great tide information, wind projections, and live web cams from around the island.
And for anyone looking to try paddling or needing to up grade their gear, head down to Coast Surf Shop on Comox Ave in Comox. You'll find knowledgable staff and a great selection of boards, paddles, and clothing to get you on the water asap!
See you on the water!
For a leisurely hike filled with tall trees, ferns, and beautiful flowers, stop off at the Wildwood Forest just outside of Courtenay. Located just a few kilometers outside of the city, this park land has over 600 acres of wilderness and several trail heads which make for convenient access.
The trail system is managed by The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) of the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The trail system is relatively flat, wide, and smooth and makes for an easy walk or bike ride through the trail network.
Don't forget to pack your water and a snack for the journey along with a camera as you never know what you’ll find out in the woods. And as my old camp counselor used to say, "when you’re out in the woods take only photos, and leave only footprints”.
For more information on the Wildwood forest, check out the Comox Valley Regional Districts web page along with their brochure.
See you on the trails!
Hot off the press!
With April off to an interesting start and lots of different opinions on where the market will head, its important to take some time and review the latest market stats and educate ourselves on what's happening in the market.
So here's the April 2020 update from RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty showing the latest information as of March 31st 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out anytine!
Rest assured, while keeping myself available for home Buyers and Sellers here in the Comox valley I am taking all necessary precautions as recommended by the various health agencies and government offices.
I am currently working from my home office and have been practicing self isolation with my family. I have been using alternative means of communication wherever possible such as texts, phone calls, and emails and am providing more options for people to view houses without having to go in person at least to help them narrow down there search. This includes virtual tours, live video conferencing on site of the potential home or digital presentations.
When home tours are necessary, I will make sure all precautions are taken to make sure it is safe to do so and will NOT show a property if there is a known risk.
I have temporarly postponed all open houses immediately until a future date where it’s deemed safe.
Although I am currently perfectly healthy and am taking all the precautions I can to stay that way, should I feel unwell I would quarantine myself immediately and not interact with the public and I have a number of vary capable Realtors that will be able to stand in for me if needed.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out anytime!