Vancouver Island is burning hot right now and my girlfriend and I decided to cool off by going kayaking at our favourite beach with her dogs. The beach is accessed through a dead-end road and a steep, short cliff so it’s rarely used. That’s why it’s our favourite!
But before we got in the water, my girlfriend found some Dallasite (a local jasper gemstone material) and the hunt was on. It was our mission to have her find her first Flowerstone (a local porphyry with crystals that shape like flowers) and we accomplished it.
Rockhounding is a real blast. We had our eyes peeled to the ground as we slowly moved across the waterline, exclaiming when we saw something pretty.
Rocks can be hard to see when they’re dry. We find it’s best to look along the waterline. Getting a rock wet is how you know if it will polish and look good anyway! It’s so exciting to see a real nice piece of Dallasite or other interesting material.
We eventually figured out rockhounding by means of drifting in a kayak was the most relaxing way to do it. The dogs had fun swimming and chased a deer. We capped the night off with a trip to our favourite sushi restaurant. Thanks for reading!