My next challenge was to actually drive the car (well a minibus really! Check out the pic!!) on the wrong side of the road on the wrong side of the car. It was an nerve wracking 30km but I enjoyed the last two kilometres when I got the hang out of it!
The next three days involved 10 hour sleeps at night, hikes each morning, walks on the beach, and pure relaxation. I treated myself to a spa afternoon in a place aptly named Tigh Na Mara, founded by an Irish man who no longer owns it. The spa was followed by endless tapas for dinner so I was looking forward to a few different dishes. The chef had other ideas and served me up 15, yes 15, different delicious dishes. There was a mixture of meat, fish and salad dishes followed by a beautiful chocolate dessert. I literally rolled out of there!
I visited Parksville, Qualicum Beach, French Creek Harbour, Schnooer Harbour and Nanaimo. The central part of Vancouver Island has many hidden treasures which I wouldn't have discovered without my mini bus, so the sweating and talking to myself throughout it was all worth it!