Guest Post by Susan Kim: Road Trip to Comox
Modo Ambassador Susan Kim uses her Modo membership to cart herself and her bike to triathlon events in the summer, and on adventures around Vancouver Island year-round, like her most recent trip to Comox in a Modo hybrid vehicle!
Two weeks ago, when my friend Sasha mentioned that he had an old friend staying up in Comox, I didn’t realize that we’d be packed up in a Modo car a few days later, and heading towards some beautifully serene Vancouver Island views.
We started off picking the roomier Toyota Prius V to accommodate myself, Sasha, and Elissa (another Modo member!), while also trying to reduce our road trip emissions. Once I learned that 1 out of 5 Modo cars is a hybrid or EV, it made sense that I could find the perfect road trip car for the entire day on short notice, and that it was situated close to my place in Victoria.
We hit the road after making our obligatory road trip breakfast stop at Tim Horton’s. Turns out that none of us had been to Goats on the Roof, so, of course, we made the easy decision to swing by the really quaint Coombs Old Country Market to see them. Elissa found herself a lovely red wool hat there too, as evidenced by our trip photos!
On our way up to Comox to meet sasha’s old friend, we managed to swing through the cozy downtown Courtenay area to visit a friend of mine as well. We finally found ourselves at the stunning Salmon Point Pub where outdoor seating and their local salmon burger is highly recommended! About 20 meters away, seals were playing in the ocean, while the snowcapped mainland BC mountains provided the backdrop.
Following our late and leisurely lunch, we made our final stop at Miracle Beach where it got impossible to go out further without swimming or stepping on the thousands of palm-sized sand dollars! I may or may not have taken a little beach snooze before we decided it was time to head back home in Victoria. We were sad to go, and we were sorely tempted to extend our Modo booking another day, but duty called: I had to Modo a friend to the airport the following morning!
Reflecting back on the day, Sasha said, “It was great to do a beach day on a budget and going green with the wide choice of hybrids and EVs. Seeing the little crabs and sand dollars at Miracle Beach was so special, and it makes you appreciate how we need to be conscious of our environmental footprints.”
Elissa chipped in, “What better way to spend a day than driving up the island with good friends? We covered a lot of ground in one day and it was lovely to be able to book a Modo for the trip.”