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Travel Blogs from Tofino
... Relief. Onto the two hour ferry journey we go. The road up to Tofino was truly beautiful. Picturesque scenes in every direction. One unexpected scene on the roadside was a Black Bear. Totally stunned. Neither of us thought we'd come across a wild bear till Alaska. Thankfully it seemed more interested in the roadside than our car. Phew. I'll never forget that. We checked into the Maquinna hotel which was cheap and cheerful and all ...
... are hot springs about 40 miles up the coast. You can get a boat trip or fly on a float plane. If you get a boat, along with all the other boats, you can end up all squished in the small springs, which sounds horrid. The alternative is to head late afternoon, and to have the place all to yourself.
Henry and Simon so loved their helicopter ride, we decided on more aerial experiences, only this time with me in tow.
Yesterday afternoon was ...
... a lot of the other days.
On our last full day we went on a boat trip to the hot spring which included some whale watching on the way. I honestly think whale watching is overrated from the experience I had as you only really see this grey lump surface the water every so often. It would be a lot cooler if you could the whole whale or even the whole tail come out the water. That being said, we did get to see a number of ...
... can't devote time to playing with him.
After a yummy dinner with lots of fresh veggies, we had another campfire. Andrew and Steve stayed up quite late into the night, there was beer to finish and stories to tell.
Again, its a lot easier with another set of hands to help us with the kids. It made our last evening in Tofino very enjoyable.
Relaxed and ready to move on again,
... we hav'nt yet been to the rockies which im expecting to be even better!!!
On the way just before Port Alberni we stopped off at Little Qualicum Provincial parks and water falls which has a nice signposted walk to both the upper and lower falls. It does say beware of the bears, but im sure they are still in hibernation, needless to say we didnt come across any! The forest is amazing, here the trees are huge and its a giant rainforest, just not ...