There are several wonderful places to hike in the area. One of our favorites is Seal Bay Regional Nature Park. It is a gem of solitude with tall trees, birds everywhere, sun dappled trails, and especially quiet.
And, of course, after exercise one must do some wine tasting. Our first stop, Beaufort Vineyards, owned by James Cameron and his family. This small vineyard only produces about 3000 cases a year of 11 different wines. The only place to get it is on this coast of Vancouver Island.
After an interesting tasting and with two bottles in the car and we drove a few miles to 40 Knots Vineyard. More tasting and one more bottle in the car and then we came home.
Finallyl I realize where you have been. I trust the wine was exquisite, and at least as delightful as the pixes you are sending from your trip. Life back home must be hardship!