Sandsend Cottage at Chesterman Beach
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... to the whim of nature’s tectonic plates. The day before the dreadful earthquake struck Nepal, BC had a 6.1 magnitude quake just north of Vancouver Island. It is apparently a regular occurrence here and kids and adults are schooled in what to do in the event of the "big one" which they have been expecting for years.
Tofino had a great feel to it, a good mixture of hippy, backpacker, weekend city visitors, locals, Vietnamese ...
But there is more...... hiking, just being here, having time to read books, to plan as we go along, waking up one morning and not knowing where you will be that night, campfires, smores, OMSI science centre, a floating art island and veggie gardens, camp hosts, kind people, libraries, free wiifi.
I don't have an inspiring quote to leave you all but found a great book. "The book of (even more) awesome" by NeilPasricha, he is ...
... Although it was a little early in the season (majority start the journey in September) our patience paid-off! It was only a short drive to Port Alberni where we bought a picnic lunch of pulled pork buns and freshly made donuts. It was a hot Bank Holiday and even shop owners had decided it was too nice a day to be working! We picnicked by Great Central Lake although it didn't cater for tourists. The route took us to a private camp site with floating houses and jetty. ...
... before filling the gaps in rocks with very hot water just big enough for a few people to relax in. The rocks made a series of pools ranging from very hot (nearest the waterfall), to hot, to warm and then finally one which met the sea so it was warm until a wave crashed over the rocks pouring in cold water. The last pool was definitely the most fun, but the waves started getting a bit bigger and pounding in against the rocks so ...
Woke up and was able to have breakfast outside looking at the great view over the water :)
Unfortunately the weather was a bit cloudy. Start but cleared up lunchtime onwards.
Spent a bit of time looking around the quaint town of Tofino and then drove out to explore Chesterman and Long beaches, must be amazing to have ...