Author Archive for steve@pursuingretirement

Eagle Nook Resort on BC West Coast

Eagle Nook Resort and Lucky Sportfishing

In my line of work (Horticulture) there is very little work related travel opportunities other than trade shows and since I own the company I end paying the bill anyhow. I recently had the privilege to do a working/vacation at Eagle Nook Resort on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Eagle Nook Resort is situated in Barkley Sound on Vancouver Island’s west coast, it has world-class salmon and halibut fishing. You can experience fully guided fishing charters, hiking trails, kayaking, paddle boarding, Bamfield tours, Broken Island group tours, eco adventure tours, and everywhere you look is wildlife.

Getting There

Accessible only by boat, helicopter, or float plane. The staff can arrange your travel options, or if you happen to be on Vancouver Island, (which I highly recommend) you can drive to Port Alberni and be picked up by water taxi from China Creek Marina. From China Creek it is a beautiful 50 min boat ride down the Alberni inlet to the resort.

The Resort

Eagle Nook has 17 rooms, and 2 cabins, the building is situated on a 78 acre peninsula so you are surrounded by water on both sides. There is hiking trails thru out the property with tons of wildlife.
It is truly luxurious with amazing dining. (2 thumbs up to the chefs). The back deck has a hot tub overlooking Vernon Bay so you can sit in the hot tub and have a few beverages and scenery watch.

The Fishing

Fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island is world-class for salmon and halibut. Lucky Sportfishing provides fully guided fishing adventures from Eagle Nook Resort.
They have all of the best equipment and run 26 to 28 ft Grady White boats. You can fish inside Barkley Sound and the Broken Islands or they will take you off shore fishing.
There is no guarantees in fishing, but I have fished the west coast many times and have limited out on my fish quota every time. One of the nicest perks, is at the end of the fishing day you arrive at the dock and the staff clean, fillet, vacuum pack, and freeze your fish.

 

Conclusion

Eagle Nook and Lucky Sportfishing have all different packages and prices for your getaway. From all-inclusive with fishing, to having your own boat and equipment and using their facilities.

While I was there I saw whales, porpoises, seals, bald eagles, black bear, all different species of birds and of course lots of fish! If you are ever near the west coast of Vancouver Island you should try your luck at fishing. The staff was awesome and the facility is beautiful.

Eagle Nook Resort offers a truly all-inclusive, luxury wilderness experience.

 

Don’t wait for retirement to enjoy life !!

Gone Fishing // Blogroll

One of the best things about FIRE (financial independence retire early) or FIRO (financial independence retirement optional) is you have more choices what you want to do with your time.

Over the last few years I have been semi retired keeping one foot (and pay cheque) in the working world while every so often I have taken on fun projects like starting this blog, renovating the house, landscaping friends houses etc.

In the next several weeks, I have taken on another project at work, as well as a trip to a remote location on BC west coast.

Not to be a braggart, (ok I am) but one project is a working vacation to a world-famous fishing lodge on Vancouver Island, and yes salmon fishing is part of the deal.  Since I am not here to tend to the blog I have put up this blogroll so you will always have awesome stuff to read within the FIRE community.  (If you’re a financial blog and want to be on the blogroll please shoot me a comment and I will add you).

In no particular order:

Gen Y Money
Savvy New Canadian
Dividend Diversify
Money Scrap
Fin$avvy Panda
Retire Early Helen
Dividend Geek
Balanced Dividends
Family on Fire
Damn Millennial
Financially Alert
Countdown to Tranquility
Smelling Freedom
Time in the Market
The Dividend Karma
Millennial Revolution
Money Habit
Mr. Tako Escapes
Financial Samurai
Think Save Retire
Retire by 40
My Own Advisor
Making Sense of cents
Tawcan
Money Degree
Income Master
Greater Fool
Rockstar Finance
Stocktrades.ca

 

Don’t wait for retirement to enjoy life !!