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Pedder Bay and What’s New

Pedder Bay and What’s New

I wouldn’t call us seasoned recreational travelers, but we’ve got a few years of RV travel under our belt. During that time, we’ve overnighted everywhere from a truck stop, to a parking lot, side of the road and campgrounds. Some facilities are total dumps and some are resorts.

If you don’t RV you may not know that some of them are flat out luxurious with multiple pools, recreation hall, golf courses, marina, pool hall, spa, etc, etc.staircase to RV sites at Pedder Bay RV resort on A Well Styled Life

Today I’m sharing an RV Resort we discovered last year, while we were staying at the dump down the street.entrance to Pedder bay RV Resort on A Well Styled Life

It’s called Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina. This resort is located 40 minutes from downtown Victoria along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It’s surrounded by forests and the ocean, in a tranquil little harbor.

It has a full-service marina with 240 berths, modern docks, lighting and power, security and marine gas service. It also has a bustling full tackle and bait shop, with good reason. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is one of the key migration routes for all five species of Pacific Salmon so offers great salmon fishing all year, halibut fishing and crabbing.entrance to Pedder Bay Marina on A Well Styled Life

 

 

They also have a coffee shop, a licensed snack bar, and local store. I don’t fish or boat but I do enjoy a great view of the water, which the RV section offers in a few of their best sites.view of rv sites from Pedder Bay dock on A Well Styled Life

The facilities in this place are fresh, clean and well thought out. I have to say they also have the fastest, best Wi-Fi connection I have ever had in a campground. And I mean ever.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled life working at Pedder Bay marina and RV resort

My business requires internet and while we’re traveling, wifi can be hard to find…especially at campgrounds.

Pedder Bay RV Resort is quiet and intelligently designed with cedar trees planted between the campsites for privacy. Many other RV parks do that too but they’re often kind of scraggly and don’t really serve that purpose.

 

Flower boxes brighten up the laundry facilities which are well located and a necessary evil while camping.

Each site offers 30 and 50 amp power, cable TV and Wi-Fi internet, water and sewer hookups.

Their oceanfront sites have awesome views and three of them have a deck built over the water.

We spent a lot of time relaxing on our deck just watching the boats come and go. We will be back to Pedder RV Resort and hope to stay longer next time.

Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers for Lucy on my last post.

X-rays discovered a large tumor in her chest which they believed had spread to her lymph nodes. She was not improving with oxygen and she would not recover. We couldn’t have her suffer through surgeries or other invasive procedures. At 14 1/2, she deserved to be pain-free and at peace so we had to put her to sleep. Our hearts are broken and we miss her terribly. She was a trouper, great friend, and loved everyone. I will look for her often in the places she used to sit by me and will always remember how very sweet she was.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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115 Comments

  1. Wendy Dunbar
    July 26, 2019 / 4:06 am

    Jennifer, I’m truly sorry for the loss of your dear Lucy. We’ve had to make that same difficult decision many times over the last 42 years – it never gets any easier. I believe you made the best & kindest one for Lucy. I know that Lucy had a wonderful life, and that all dogs go to Heaven. Meanwhile, may you find comfort in the memories of your adventures together. God bless.

  2. Debbie Percivall
    July 26, 2019 / 4:12 am

    I am so very sorry about your loss. They are like are children. Prayers for peace and understanding.

  3. Rita
    July 26, 2019 / 4:12 am

    So very sorry Jennifer. They always take a piece of our hearts with them, but leave wonderful memories behind.❤️

  4. Alice
    July 26, 2019 / 4:16 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sounds like Lucy and you enjoyed so much of life together. It’s always hard to let them go but I’m sure you’re grateful it happened with you there by her side instead of in a kennel. What a fun final week she had with you on her last great camping adventure!

  5. Jules 4a
    July 26, 2019 / 4:17 am

    As a dog owner, I understand the sadness you’re feeling . It’s the price we pay for the love we’ve given and received. Hope knowing you’re not alone helps.
    Jules

  6. Sharon
    July 26, 2019 / 4:29 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and Lucy were so blessed to have spent 14 plus years together. She looks like my Lizzie, a Cairn terrier, who is 15.

  7. Laura Band
    July 26, 2019 / 4:35 am

    Beautiful pics! I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet dog, Lucy.

  8. Elaine Simmons
    July 26, 2019 / 4:36 am

    Dogs are family. The bond between our dogs and family is so strong. I’m glad Lucy found you to raise her. She was loved by you. God Bless You.

    • July 26, 2019 / 7:04 pm

      I feel blessed to have been given the blessing of having her. She was so sweet

  9. Shari
    July 26, 2019 / 4:40 am

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️So sorry for you, and know you did the best for her.

  10. Sally
    July 26, 2019 / 4:54 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts, and what a long and wonderful life she had with you. I’m thinking of you and wish you peace as your heart mends over the coming weeks and months.

    Sally

  11. Julie F
    July 26, 2019 / 4:58 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It never gets any easier, no matter how many times you go through it. What a long, wonderful, joy-filled life you provided for her. My vet’s office calls this “final kindness”.

  12. Gladys Haycraft
    July 26, 2019 / 4:59 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet.

  13. Carole
    July 26, 2019 / 5:05 am

    I know the feeling as we have had 2 Scottie’s put to sleep. I’m dreading the day when we have to do it again. 🙁

  14. July 26, 2019 / 5:07 am

    I am tearing up hearing about your losing Lucy. any owner of a pet who has truly loved that pet will understand how you feel. I have lost many pets over my lifetime so I fully understand what you are going through. You were great owners of Lucy and memories of her will get you through the days ahead. I wish you well.

  15. Elaine
    July 26, 2019 / 5:07 am

    Such sad news about Lucy- so sorry.

  16. Marie
    July 26, 2019 / 5:09 am

    Dogs teach us so much about love, don’t they? It’s not complicated, it’s just complete and unconditional love!
    Thank God for these little angels that we are blessed with!

  17. Cyndi
    July 26, 2019 / 5:19 am

    So, so sorry about Lucy!

  18. Gail Medeiros
    July 26, 2019 / 5:20 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our fur babies are such a part of our families and lives and the hole they leave is so deep. Draw comfort from your wonderful memories of her and from the knowledge you made the right decision not to allow your precious Lucy to suffer.

  19. Angie
    July 26, 2019 / 5:22 am

    My heart breaks for you right now. I’ve been there way too often.

  20. Jo
    July 26, 2019 / 5:30 am

    IT is so hard to let our beloved pets go. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  21. annie vanderven
    July 26, 2019 / 5:32 am

    Oh Dear I am so sorry for your loss The decision to you made is heart breaking but was the best for her. All of us pet owners understand your sorrow.

  22. Marlene
    July 26, 2019 / 5:36 am

    I’m so sorry that you had to say goodbye to your precious Lucy. Our little 4-legged kids become such a special part of our lives and may all those special moments over the years be with you forever! Love and hugs to you and your family as you deal with this loss.

  23. Pam Schieffer
    July 26, 2019 / 5:37 am

    Jennifer, I am so sorry about Lucy. My heart breaks for you.

  24. Sue G
    July 26, 2019 / 5:44 am

    I’m sorry Jennifer for the loss of Lucy. We’ve had to make similar decisions several times and they are never easy but as you said, we don’t want to prolong their suffering. It sounds like she was loved well and loved you in return. Hugs as you grieve. Hold onto the memories.

  25. Deborah Broughton
    July 26, 2019 / 5:44 am

    Tears for Lucy and for You! It is never easy to let them pass!

  26. July 26, 2019 / 5:51 am

    I’m so sorry about Lucy. Our furry family members mean so much to us. Hugs to you, Jennifer.

    • Jacie
      July 26, 2019 / 8:49 am

      So sorry to hear about Lucy. You and she shared such a wonderful journey. May you memories bring you comfort and when there are the tears remember the joys.

  27. Priscilla Shoulders
    July 26, 2019 / 6:01 am

    Jennifer, my heart breaks for you. I know how much Lucy was a part of your life and I truly understand your sadness. She will always have a special place in your heart. Sending you hugs and prayers 💔

  28. patval
    July 26, 2019 / 6:02 am

    Jennifer, I am sorry to hear you have lost your beloved Lucy. patval

  29. Holly
    July 26, 2019 / 6:02 am

    Jennifer …..I am very sorry to hear this but know there is a pet heaven and Lucy is happy. We have a Shih-Tzu who is 13 1/2 and can tell he is slowing down. I don’t even what to think of that day ……please know we are praying for comfort for you and your family. My sister always says, you need to get another dog to help with the loss.

  30. Linda L.
    July 26, 2019 / 6:06 am

    So sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is never easy. They become a part of the family and make such a presence in our lives.

  31. Debbie
    July 26, 2019 / 6:07 am

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your precious Lucy. As difficult a decision it is, you are doing this out of the love and dedication to your beloved fur baby! May your sweet memories of her sustain you. We just helped our maltese Maggie over the rainbow bridge three weeks ago at the age of sixteen, so I share your sadness. Sending love and comforting hugs to you and your husband!

  32. Diane B
    July 26, 2019 / 6:08 am

    So very sorry for your terrible loss Jennifer. She was a gorgeous little dog and I loved it when she was included in your posts. She will never be forgotten for her devotion to you and your love for her. Grieving hits us at the strangest times so let your sadness out when you have to and know that we are understanding your sorrow.

  33. Pam
    July 26, 2019 / 6:12 am

    I’m sorry about Lucy. It hurts to lose your dog, but it can’t erase the years of companionship you had.

  34. July 26, 2019 / 6:19 am

    Lucy was well-loved and will be missed, I’m sure. Maybe some time spent outdoors will help ease your heartache.

  35. Sue
    July 26, 2019 / 6:20 am

    Sending the very best to you on the passing of your companion and member of your family, Lucy. Allow the beauty around you comfort and heal all the tender parts of your soul.

  36. Karen
    July 26, 2019 / 6:35 am

    I’m so sorry, Jennifer. I know the rawness of feeling, smelling seeing your loved pup no more. Take care of yourselves and go slowly as you need to.

  37. Marths
    July 26, 2019 / 6:45 am

    Such sad news. My heart goes out to you.

  38. Terry
    July 26, 2019 / 6:53 am

    I’m so sorry, Jennifer. I’m sitting here crying because your words of love for Lucy made me think of our baby that we said goodbye to in March. Prayers for comfort as your family.

  39. Mary
    July 26, 2019 / 6:55 am

    Jennifer, as I read this I shed tears with you. My condolences on the loss of your beloved Lucy. Hoping the memories of the last 14 1/2 years will bring you peace. Sending you big hugs.

  40. Joni
    July 26, 2019 / 6:56 am

    Jennifer, so sorry about your fur baby! We had so say good bye to our miniature Aussie in June she was 15 years old. She was so much a part of our family. She was with us through both our children’s weddings and the birth of all four of our grandchildren! She sure loved them all. As we did her!!

    • July 26, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      I’m so sorry. It so painful

  41. Joanna
    July 26, 2019 / 7:10 am

    It’s a beautiful, relaxing spot. The hedges give one some privacy in amongst all those RV/trailers. We’ve been in there once in our boat. The food in the restaurant was delicious.

    I’m not sure if you’re going to be spending any time in Courtney but The Filberg Festival is a must. It’s on from the 2-5 August.

    Lucy will be forever in your hearts. 🙏🏼

  42. Eileen
    July 26, 2019 / 7:16 am

    So sorry about dear Lucy 😥

  43. Helen
    July 26, 2019 / 7:16 am

    My heart breaks for your loss. May the wonderful memories of Lucy keep you strong. ❣️

  44. Phyllis
    July 26, 2019 / 7:26 am

    Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss of your precious Lucy. They are so much a part of our family and part of our hearts. You did what was right for her. We have lost several fur babies over the years and each one took a part of our hearts with them; but much as it hurt, the time we had with each of them was worth the pain of their loss. I wish you peace and comfort and healing. Hugs, Phylly

  45. Lily
    July 26, 2019 / 7:31 am

    Oh dear… Lucy looks like such a sweetheart in your photo above.

    • Barb
      July 26, 2019 / 7:46 am

      So very sorry to hear about your Lucy. We had much the same scenario with our Heidi, miniature schnauzer, at 9 1/2 years last week. No time to prepare ourselves and we miss her terribly. Glad to see you are enjoying Vancouver Island, great place to visit. I am a British Columbian.resident and enjoy your blog tremendously. Hope you can enjoy the rest of your visit while you are going through this very difficult time.

  46. Judy Ueland
    July 26, 2019 / 7:34 am

    Jennifer,
    I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Lucy. She was well loved and when you wrote about her it was obvious how much she was loved. My sympathies to you and your husband.
    Judy

  47. Suz
    July 26, 2019 / 7:38 am

    So very sorry for your loss – Losing a pet is never easy. Suz from Vancouver

  48. LindaB
    July 26, 2019 / 7:44 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is always heart-breaking and takes great strength of character to say goodbye to our good and loyal friends and companions. She was blessed to be in a family that did not require her to suffer needlessly.

  49. July 26, 2019 / 8:06 am

    I am very sorry to read about Lucy. I always enjoyed seeing her photos.

  50. Joanne
    July 26, 2019 / 8:08 am

    I am so sorry about your loss. Take care of yourselves.

  51. Beverly
    July 26, 2019 / 8:11 am

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet fur baby. She was a lucky girl to be in a family that loved her so well for so long.

  52. DIANNE
    July 26, 2019 / 8:14 am

    so hard to say “good bye” to our pets.
    so pleasedvthst you had a lovelybweek in my province,BC.

  53. Molly
    July 26, 2019 / 8:18 am

    The worst day does not erase all of the love, companionship and awesome company that a pet gives throughout his or her life. Many many prayers for you…💔

  54. KC
    July 26, 2019 / 8:27 am

    It’s so heartbreaking when a precious pet passes. I am crying with you because I know the depth of grief. My Bichon passed away at age 16 last month. I hope you can take comfort knowing you provided Lucy a wonderful life.

    • July 26, 2019 / 7:01 pm

      I’m so sorry Kay. Sending hugs

  55. Kathleen O'Brien
    July 26, 2019 / 8:53 am

    May your sweet Lucy rest in peace – prayers for you as you recover from your loss. It’s so hard to lose our fur babies.

    • July 26, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      It’s really tough. Thank you

  56. Jill
    July 26, 2019 / 9:14 am

    You made the right and humane decision about your Lucy but it is so hard. I am very sorry and having had some wonderful pets put to sleep over the years, I have some idea about your feeling of loss. She was a fine little dog and was blessed to live with a family that loved her so much.

    • Anon
      July 28, 2019 / 1:56 am

      I am sorry for your loss.

  57. EileenMcMurrer
    July 26, 2019 / 9:37 am

    Jennifer, I am so sorry about Lucy. May your fond memories bring you comfort.
    Eileen

  58. Peggy Merrill
    July 26, 2019 / 9:41 am

    So sorry to hear about your Lucy, she was a beautiful fur baby.

  59. Shariza Shari
    July 26, 2019 / 9:54 am

    I am sorry for your loss… you have done the your very best while being with Lucy. Take care good care of yourself dear.

  60. July 26, 2019 / 9:57 am

    Jennifer,

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet Lucy! I share your sadness❤️

  61. Diane
    July 26, 2019 / 10:02 am

    So sorry about Lucy. The RV resort looks lovely will keep it in mind when travelling west. Wondering if you know of a similar resort in Florida we are looking at a 2-3 month stay this winter (Jan-Mar timeframe)around Naples Florida

  62. Jackie
    July 26, 2019 / 10:05 am

    So sorry about sweet Lucy …

  63. Sandy Dugger
    July 26, 2019 / 10:17 am

    So sorry about your sweet Lucy! Such a difficult decision. Am heartbroken for you! Prayers!

  64. Lisa
    July 26, 2019 / 11:16 am

    As a fellow dog lover, I am so saddened by this news. Thank heavens we have the ability to end their suffering, but then yours just begins. I have shed many tears over the loss of a beloved pet. It never gets any easier. Just know that you gave her the best life a pup could have. You loved her well.

  65. Mary Lou
    July 26, 2019 / 11:52 am

    So sorry for your loss. I’ve also had to make the same difficult decision in the past and understand your pain.

  66. Sue Lewellen
    July 26, 2019 / 11:57 am

    I’m so sorry to read about Lucy. I know you will miss her terribly. You will always have precious memories to keep her in your heart.

  67. Lori
    July 26, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    I am so very sorry to read of your loss of Lucy!!!!

    Thank you for posting about your RV trip. My husband and I both love reading anything you post about rving. Pedder Bay RV Resort is now on our list to visit. We are camping at Morro Bay State Park Campground. It is very beautiful, spacious, and overlooks the estuary, but while there are electric and water hookups, there isn’t sewer so we have to shower at the very old and rustic campground showers and wash dishes using as little water as possible. The RV resorts along the coast are very crowded and sites are crammed together with no privacy so we camp at the state parks without amenities when we are here. We are looking forward to camping at Pedder Bay! And we are praying for comfort for you and your husband.

  68. Angela in NZ
    July 26, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    With heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your darling girl.

  69. Nancy
    July 26, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    As a long time reader, I know that Lucy was a dear companion to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss, and glad to see that you are spending time in such a peaceful and relaxing place as you take time to grieve.

  70. Margaret
    July 26, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    So sorry that sweet Lucy is gone. Wishing some peace and quiet so you have time to think of her.

  71. July 26, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    Jennifer, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Lucy. Saying goodbye to a fur baby is one of the hardest things ever.
    This looks like a beautiful RV Resort. While I no longer have an RV, my husband and I Had one for our family for over 35 years. We found many nice places and many dumps. As a widow, I continue to tent camp with my two youngest sons. Each of my married children have a travel trailer for their families, but I’ve only joined them once.

  72. Corrie Zacharias
    July 26, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    So sorry to hear about Lucy, She had the best life she could have had with you, and rest assured that you will meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.

  73. Joyce
    July 26, 2019 / 2:34 pm

    I am so sad for your loss of Lucy. Yes, ALL dogs do go to Heaven. You made the most loving decision for her you could. Be at peace and know her little Spirit is next to you now. ❤️

  74. July 26, 2019 / 3:12 pm

    I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your little Lucy. She always looked like such a sweet, good little companion.

  75. Lee
    July 26, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    I’m so sorry about Lucy! While no time would be good for something like this, it’s incredibly sad that you had to deal with it during your trip.

    On a lighter note, I love how you share about your RV travels. You’re the only blogger I follow who does this, & it’s particularly sweet to me because it invokes happy memories of my grandparents. They traveled in a “motor home “ all over the US & loved it so! Any free time they had, they were off. I had a few adventures myself with them & am thankful for our time together. Safe & happy travels to you.

    • July 26, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Lee. I’m glad you like to read about our travels.

  76. beth byrd
    July 26, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    Oh my … so sorry to hear about your dear Lucy! I hope you are comforted by knowing you gave her an amazing and wonderful life that so many other little dear ones don’t get to experience! I know how difficult your decision was and I commend you for it!!!

    I love your blog and look forward to your posts!

    Best wishes to you from Ohio!!

  77. Cynthia
    July 26, 2019 / 6:26 pm

    So sorry to hear about Lucy. Sincere condolences, Jennifer. Dogs bless us with their unconditional love, and it’s devastating to lose them.

    • July 26, 2019 / 6:58 pm

      That’s a great way to look at them

  78. laura l tuck
    July 26, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    Jennifer.. My heart goes out to you and your family for your Sweet Lucy. I know that she is waiting at the Rainbow Bridge and she will provide you daily with love … I know what you had to do was excruciatingly painful. Your “people” here are praying for you…. Laura

  79. July 26, 2019 / 10:28 pm

    I’ve been a long time follower and enjoyed all your advice and adventures. You share so much of your life with us readers, we feel like we’re there with you. I fondly remember postings and photos of Lucy.

    I’m sad that you had to say goodbye to Lucy. It was unexpected and a hard decision. And you’re far from home – your new home. She had a wonderful life with you. You made each other happy and shared a lot of love.

    • July 27, 2019 / 10:04 pm

      It’s hard being here in our trailer without her. We’ve never traveled in it without her.

  80. Diane
    July 26, 2019 / 11:51 pm

    I am so sorry to hear you lost Lucy. Wishing you peace and healing.

  81. RPSMc
    July 27, 2019 / 2:23 am

    Dear Jennifer, so very sorry for your loss of Lucy. She lived a wonderful life and your memories of all her years and travels with you will carry you through these sad times….
    Thinking of you….Fondly, Rory

  82. Sandy
    July 27, 2019 / 4:28 am

    I had a little Yorkie, Maggie, that we had to put down after 14 years. That was 4 years ago and I could still cry thinking about her. Maybe that’s why I cried when I read about Lucy. I’m so sorry!

    • July 27, 2019 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you Sandy. I cry at the drop of the hat these days. They do own a big part of our hearts.

  83. Maggie Fieger
    July 27, 2019 / 5:31 am

    I’m so sorry about Lucy! She seemed like a sweet little dog. It’s hard to make that decision but you are right, she is pain free now.

  84. Heidi Davis
    July 27, 2019 / 8:35 am

    Jennifer, I hope it will ease your heart to know that Lucy lived a life filled with love because of you. Embrace all the good memories. And take care of you.

  85. Linda
    July 27, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    So sorry to read this! Our pets ARE our children and the pain from losing them is very real. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 and (((Hugs))) to you all there.

  86. Kathy L Dotson
    July 27, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss of Lucy. Letting go of our fur children is SO HARD!

  87. July 27, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    Oh Jennifer, I’m so sorry for your loss. Those little fur babies are such an important part of our families, and it’s so hard when they have to go. Sending healing thoughts.

  88. Kathleen
    July 28, 2019 / 9:52 am

    The last and most selfless gift you could have given Lucy.
    Having our 13 yo rescue sleeping beside me at this minute I am so aware of how very much you miss her. I am sorry for you.

  89. Betty Krekorian
    July 28, 2019 / 11:33 am

    So very sorry for your loss! We went through this 2 years ago on Thanksgiving Day and we still miss our sweet Max- as you know, our pets give us unconditional love and always welcome us home no matter the amount of time we are away. It is so sad and especially so when you are far from home to have to let her go. May you seek comfort from all the beautiful moments you all shared. ❤️❤️

  90. mrsben2
    July 29, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    Do apologize for missing this post when browsing your blog and extending my condolences to you, for the loss of your sweet Lucy. Having experienced a very similar scenario with our 12 year old Molly (three years ago) I can relate to how much you will miss her and may you find comfort knowing, she will be at The Rainbow Bridge waiting to be reunited with you again. -Brenda-

    • July 30, 2019 / 10:42 am

      Thank you, it is a sad time

  91. Mimi
    July 31, 2019 / 11:36 am

    Enjoyed your description of this fabulous RV site.
    So very, very sorry to hear about Lucy. People who don’t
    have pets cannot understand the grief that we undergo when our
    furry family members pass. I am so sorry you lost your sweet
    friend.

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