–submitted Beth Avis

Our plans were to ring in the new year out at Sombrio beach didn’t go as scheduled. On our way to Port Renfrew we encountered a white out and compact snow conditions on the road. When we finally got to Port Renfrew, well, it all just became black ice. Nice locals were able to help us find a place to camp and give us rides as it became unsafe to drive.

Still, we made to best of it! We had the beach to ourselves and made it there before midnight. We had a front row seat to some pretty spectacular fireworks too!

We spent all weekend on the beach exploring and had a great time. Coldest temp was -9 that was the night of Jan 1. brrr