Ambassador Feature: Modo to the Island
Blog post written by Modo Ambassador Charmaine Niebergall.
I booked my favourite Modo, the 2019 Red Kia Soul that’s one-block away from where I live. The plan? To have a little solo adventure on Vancouver Island! I wanted to stretch my wings as a new driver and single woman, so I booked myself into the Point No Point Resort in Sooke BC. It’s one of my favorite places!
The Point No Point Resorts has unbelievable hot tubs, wood burning fireplaces, king-sized beds, in-room kitchens, and a great restaurant on site too. I started off by picking up some essentials, like wine and groceries and packed it all in the back of my Modo. Then, I headed out accompanied by a heated steering wheel and heated seats keeping me nice and toasty on the drive in my Kia Soul.
My first night on the resort was so lovely! I enjoyed the hot tub, cozy fireplace, and my book with wine and snacks. Then the next morning….the wind started. I watched the storm slowly roll in across the ocean. Point No Point Resort has no internet service in the cabins and there is no cell coverage. So, I didn’t know how bad the storm was going to be.
Unfortunately, we lost power, but my “city girl” self was certain it would be back on momentarily. But, that didn’t happen. My fireplace wouldn’t light due to the high winds (apparently well over 100 km/h which lasted for hours on end!).
The staff came by to check on everyone and hand out lanterns, but even those didn’t get the fireplace going. Luckily, I had my Modo which was there to save the day! I hopped into my toasty Kia Soul while the staff tried to fix the fireplace. So, as a last resort, I was moved into a bigger nearby cabin that had a fireplace piping hot and working just fine. It was a long, cold, stormy night. But hearing the sound of the winds, and watching the waves in the evening light was pretty amazing.
It wasn’t the vacation I had expected, but I’m glad I had my Modo to keep me safe during my stay. Knowing I had a new, reliable vehicle in a situation like that was very comforting.
The staff at Point No Point Resort were amazing too! In the morning, they provided everyone with a complimentary breakfast using their generator in the restaurant kitchen. Not to mention, the free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, firewood for the fireplaces. I hope to be back there soon with another Modo car, and hopefully a little less wind!